1960's Psychedelic Commercials CD (2013)

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Label Rockbeat/E1
SKU 256247126
UPC 089353319922
UPC 14 00089353319922
Format CD
Release Date 11/19/2013
Technical Info
CatalogID 3199
Lable Name Rockbeat Records
Released 11/19/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 65m : 50s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00089353319922
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: James Austin.
It was the '60s, and a new mood was sweeping the nation. Spreading out from the West Coast, the young generation was embracing new sounds, new visual concepts, and an expanded consciousness. As the cries of love, peace, and freedom were heard all across America, accompanied by the sound of electric guitars, people everywhere were asking themselves the same question: "How can we make money off all this hippie stuff?" This collection of 62 rare radio spots offers plentiful examples of how psychedelic culture and the youth movement were used to move merchandise of various sorts in the mid- to late-'60s. Hear ads for local rock clubs, promo spots for movies like Wild in the Streets, The Green Slime, and The Wild Angels, commercials featuring stars such as the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, the Cowsills, Cream, the Troggs, and the Rationals, and sales pitches that try to make electric razors, deodorant, coffee, hot dogs, and even laundry detergent sound hip and with it. Also included are radio spots for then-current albums by the Velvet Underground and Moby Grape, Pete Townshend of the Who endorsing the United States Air Force, and even a promo record in which the garage rock band Doug Brown & the Omens sing the praises of Michigan Senate candidate Robert P. Griffin. Ideal for pop culture obsessives and anyone who likes to ponder just when and where their favorite rock stars began to sell out. ~ Mark Deming
Disc 1
1 Psychedelic Circus
2 White Levis
3 Lee Jeans
4 Living Eye, The
5 Hippie Revolt, The
6 Psychedelic Cola
7 Psychedelic Soft Drink
8 7
9 Cheetah #1, The
10 Cheetah #2, The
11 Remington Electric Razor
12 Gillette Razor
13 Rice Krispies
14 Wake Up With Milk
15 Brim Instant Coffee
16 Great Shakes
17 Ban Deodorant
18 Rinse Clean
19 Falstaff Beer
20 Troggs Beer
21 Wrigley's Spearmint Gum
22 Vox Wah Wah
23 Gretch Guitar Contest
24 Hals Record Shop (Promo)
25 Leopold's Records
26 Danby's
27 Nehru Jackets Spot
28 H.I.S. Clothing
29 Jeans West
30 Brawley Male Sportswear
31 Northwest Orient Airlines
32 Action USA
33 Happening Promo, The
34 Hormel Weiners
35 New York Telephone
36 Springfield Rifle/Nordstroms
37 Air Force Spot
38 Bob Griffin Us Senate
39 Tackle Mens Gel
40 Tiny Tim Midnight Supper
41 In Sound, The
42 Galaxy Night Club, The
43 Club Spot on What Radio Station, Philadelphia, PA
44 Velvet Underground Lp Promo
45 I Am a Groupie
46 Green Slime Trailer
47 Wild In the Streets Trailer
48 Bunny Lake is Missing
49 Wild Angels
50 Kitchen Cinq, The
51 Moby Grape LP
52 Dr. West Medicine Show & Junk Band Promo
53 Big TNT Show, The
54 Surrey College '66
55 London Sweepstakes
56 118 Annual Edgar Allen Poe Electric Memorial Concert
57 Trips Festival Promo
58 Monterey Pop Promo
59 KRLA News
60 BBC Radio One Promo
61 Etiquette Advice
62 Ban Deodorant #2

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