OUT NOW: CD THE ZIPPS – Kicks And Chicks: Ever Stoned |29-11-2012
OUT NOW: CD THE ZIPPS – Kicks And Chicks: Ever Stoned
From the ashes of The Moving Strings and The Beat-Town Skifflers, Philip Elzerman, Peter Nuyten, John Noce Santoro and Theo Verschoor formed The Zipps in September 1965. The band received national attention almost immediately thanks to their remarkable blend of folk-rock with beat influences. But The Zipps impressed even more when their music became increasingly psychedelic, with more than a little help from a colourful, bubbling and mind-expanding light-show. It was an awesome experience for mind and body, with shocking songs about drugs and drugs-use. At the opening of Paradiso and Fantasio Amsterdam, The Zipps were top of the bill. The band also played at major festivals such as both Flights To Lowlands Paradise and the First Holy Kitsch Garden Festival.
The CD-version of this album contains more previously unreleased material. Such as the original versions of Mari Juana (Give Me Your Smell) and Benzedrine Bass Player (Hurry I Need Benzedrine), the never-released single The Singer Was Stoned/Lotus Love, instrumental and alternative versions, extended versions of Kicks And Chicks and When You Tell It, Tell It Well ..!, live versions of Roll The Cotton Down, The Beer Hall Song from 1965 by The Beat-Town Skifflers, the previously unreleased Watch What Happens! from 1971 and the pop opera Genesis: The Paradise from 1972, the very last, official Zipps recording. All recordings have been superbly remastered from the original master-tapes and sound incredible. The 16 page booklet comes in an eye-blinding psychedelic sleeve, containing the Zipps history and is illustrated with special photos and illustrations. KICKS AND CHICKS: EVER STONED is a great monument to The Zipps and their legendary music. Be Stoned! Dig: Zipps! Also available on high quality 180 gram vinyl audiophile pressing.
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