Easy-listening acid trip : an elevator ride through '60s psychedelic pop /

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Feral House,, Port Townsend, WA, Australia, p.237 pages : (2020)



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(OCoLC)fst01071422, (OCoLC)fst01080980, fast, History and criticism., Popular music, Popular music., Psychedelic rock music, Psychedelic rock music.


"Lanza defines and shows how psychedelic pop opened up new and strange sound vistas that took listeners through a mind-bending time-travel journey back to vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, British music hall, and the melodic traditions that made songs hits before your grandmother was born. Delving into the songs along with the international roster of composers, arrangers, and conductors who recorded them, Easy-listening acid trip celebrates the trippy paradox linking psychedelia to easy-listening. This is a netherworld where the Beatles meet the Percy Faith Strings, where Donovan meets David Rose and his orchestra, and where flower-power-pop favorites meld with the likes of Ferrante and Teicher, Lawrence Welk, and the Mystic Moods."--Back cover.Includes bibliography (pages 234-237), a discography of covers of 50 psychedelic favorites, and index.Strobe lights and sweet music -- Fixing a hole where the waves crash in -- We skipped the light fandango into a funeral pyre -- Shadows over Sgt. Pepper -- A wail of illusion -- San Francisco : and the flowers are blue -- Love and "the internal-muzak denial move" -- A sea of green tambourines -- Donovan's brain and the ceiling refrain -- Hard to be easy : disentangling Hair -- Sleep safe and warm -- You might not come back.