Saturday, April 3, 2010

Rick Saucedo-Heaven Was Blue

Here's my farewell post for my birth city. Chicago psych is fairly underrated though there were some really great discs. This is a prime example. Rick Saucedo garnered a much greater fame once he became El Vez, the Mexican Elvis impersonator. But this was his early psych work out. And man, it doesn't disappoint. It gets forgotten, like most Chicago psych does, despite the fact that it really has some serious moments of mind fuckedness. It's a little more Beatlesy and popish than it is a full on mind melt, but it's still worth a listen, and then some. And this recently soundtracked one long skating session, and it somehow completely worked. I must be getting soft or something. I guess shredding doesn't always need some punk/metal soundtrack anymore. But then again, I cry now more than ever so what the fuck do I know.

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6 comments:

  1. Great, More of the same huh? I don't know what this Chinese spam service is, but I wonder how the fuck did you stumble across this lowly blog.

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  2. i'd love more recommendations of shit like this. along with relatively clean rivers, this is another wonderful unspoken gem for the b-side alone!!

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  3. Oh man, that list would be pretty long. I'll think about it and try to post more psych stuff of that nature. I've got thousands that might be what you're looking for. Though, those two that you mentioned do stand out as being far above average.

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  4. Instead of downloading an inferior rip-off copy of this LP, you can support the original artist, Rick Saucedo and buy the album online at CD Baby - link here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ricksaucedo2 -- these downloads are from the original master tapes and you are supporting the guy who created this music nearly 40 years ago.

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  5. Hey Steve,

    If you or anyone else wants this link taken down, all you (or anyone else for that matter) needs to do is simply ask. Passive aggressive bullshit is pretty weak. I'm not trying to cheat anyone out of there deserved money. I'm just trying to get the word out on a record I love. If this is a problem I'll pull the link. Do you think I would post this unless I think it's an unheralded classic. Couple that with the fact that I'm from Chicago and I think you see this wasn't some malicious post.

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