2008 collection from the undisputed kings of Bubblegum Psych. Love Beads And Meditation combines their two albums, Green Tambourine (1967) and Jungle Marmalade (1968), which mashed up Soft Pop Bubblegum gems with the band's growling Rock tendencies and confused the hell out of everybody. The song 'Green Tambourine' was a massive hit everywhere and remains a dyed-in-the-wool classic. 'Rice Is Nice', 'Jelly Jungle', those sweet and soft hits just kept coming. But behind the grins of Ohio's happy hippie hit makers was a down and dirty Psychedelic Rock band, a caged beast straining to get out. Just listen to the likes of 'Fifty Year Void', 'No Help From Me' and the eardrum-frying 'Through With You' for proof. Rev-Ola.
Ram Jam were an East Coast Rock quartet led by Bill Bartlett, the lead guitarist of psychedelic/bubblegum group The Lemon Pipers. Ram Jam's biggest hit, "Black Betty", which reached the Billboard Top 20 in 1977, was an intense, power Rock version of a song written by black folksinger Leadbelly. ''Golden Classics'' is the CD reissue of Ram Jam's self-titled album with 'I Should Have Known' as a bonus track. 'I Should Have Known' was first released as the b-side to the 'Black Betty' single in June 1977.
A couple of Australians introduce three American backpackers to the local legend of Lemon Tree Passage where a ghost of a motorcyclist warns young drivers to slow down.
A couple of Australians introduce three American backpackers to the local legend of Lemon Tree Passage where a ghost of a motorcyclist warns young drivers to slow down. After seeing the ghost first hand they uncover a malevolent force that posses the area and threatens to wreak havoc on the final days of their vacation. Isolated and ten thousand miles from home, the tourists find themselves caught in the clutches of an evil force much more heinous than the local myth believed.