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Shadoks Music Compilation

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OK, you've already got the Nuggets sets, and maybe the Pebbles series, as well. Then came the great Love, Peace & Poetry series on QDK. Now you want some really obscure psychedelia. It's time to know about the Shadoks label out of Germany. They began life as Ten Little Indians, releasing a total of ten super-deluxe reissues of hopelessly obscure psychedelic music over the course of three years. Shadoks picks up where Ten Little Indians left off, releasing a great many slightly less deluxe reissues of equally obscure material. Since these bands were essentially no-hit wonders, it can be difficult to figure out where to begin an investigation of the label. Well, here's the Shadoks Music Compilation to the rescue. Eighteen cuts by 18 bands from the label, from the U.S., Britain, and beyond, and ranging from super heavy blues psych to twee folk psych, with all stops in between. Also included are brief band bios and album information. This budget release is a great way to figure out where you want to begin checking out other albums on the label, or just a quick way to increase the obscurity quotient in your music collection.

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