...most cats when they hear th'word glastonbury just pretend they didn't catch it cos these days th'old glasto scene is one big crowded overpriced holiday camp for th'credit card squares out lookin' for some 'spiritual' knees up'n nothin' more, a constituent shuck'n jive thats serves no purpose beyond th'cash grab...back in th'day this was not th' case, th'first coupla gatherin's were a cool groove with just th'right amount o' stray hippys to make it all a peaceful sunny vibe with no bread head squabbles, just a few spliffs'n a tab o' orange to blast th' day in mellow tones...this triple wax offerin' was put out in 72 by radio geronimo(revelations records) to help recoup a bit o' scratch for later happ'nin's, with contributions from th'dead/brinsley schwartz/pete townshend/marc bloan/bowie/skin alley/hawkwind/ all offerin'sound NOT recorded at th'fest, but else where...mighty baby/gong/fairies/edgar broughton DO offer tracks recorded at th'fest though th'whole joint hangs with nice subtle glue to keep a cat buzzin' for a coupla hours...th'original packagin' was a trip to behold with th'cover openin' out to be extra sized,big enough to hold a cats personal festy without leavin' th'room, a giant poster plus, all housed in a nice poly bag with underground comic style graphix...an excellent journey to th'past, when th'world was young'n all was pointin' up for right thinkin' cats with their head in th'smoke o' ancient wisdom...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank's for this, a nice litte bit o retro to start the day off

3:48 AM  
Blogger freakypete said...

what a dark star.
i went to glasto ever year from 80 to 05 when as you say it had become a square dance.
i always hoped to see the dead there of all places . there were rummers every year even 95 but it never happened.
still the best summer
holiday for me and my daughter we would stay for a week before and after. like butlins on acid.
they should have released a record every year but
its all over now.
thanks for this treat.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Stu said...

the mighty baby jam is excellent fun and y can hear the crowd woopin it up ,the dead dark star is my fave version recorded at london olympia very trippy,thanks

1:15 PM  
Blogger diplomaticpermissiondeepi said...

I love the mighty baby jam, which is their regular India slot. The G.Dead show was taped for the Glastonbury people at Empire Pool wembley, the tape the dead gave Revalations turned up a while back. I see the pic of the Peugeot has been taken from Dizzy Atmospheres photo:


5:15 AM  

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