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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

THE GIANT CRAB - ESP


Featuring some of the wildest phase shifting sounds this side of The Small Faces "Itchycoo Park", Santa Barbara, CA's Giant Crab bid farewell with this single after two LP's failed to go anywhere.

This cracker of a song would have been perfect for any number of psych out party scenes that were oh so common in films of the late 60s/early 70s.

from 1969...

THE GIANT CRAB - ESP

9 comments:

rolo said...

Great. Sounds like a warped and twisted retake of The Pretty Things "L.S.D."

Chris Barrus said...

Thanks for posting this. I like their first two cheeseball albums a lot.

Gary Norris said...

i second the LSD Pretty Things comparison.

great post.

Brian Marshall said...

This song was also recorded earlier by a group called Rain (I think it was '68, but I'm not sure) on the API label. Later, it was re-released on London. It's also worth checking out.

Anonymous said...

yeah, Pretties, of course, but this great little ditty owes more than a warm handshake to Jimi's Crosstown Traffic as well.

Christopher Fast said...

Aye that's great! Hadn't heard this version before.
Beaver Patrol do an amazing garage take on this (I'm guessing from '66ish), which is closer to the Pretty Things but with the ESP lyrics...
thanks Derek

Christopher Fast said...

Just listened to the Beaver Patrol track again. The only lyrics that are the same are ESP... so just a strange coincidence then? (and seems it's from from 1967 not '66).

Jem said...

I love it. Great tune. Thank you!

kinkybeatle said...

Pretty things: L.s.d.? But great !