Three O'Clock Merrian Webster Time: Texas Psychedelic Bands (1966-1968)

Various Artists

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Three O'Clock Merrian Webster Time: Texas Psychedelic Bands (1966-1968) Review

by Richie Unterberger

Many, many psychedelic groups were active in Texas in the late '60s. This compilation devotes one side each to two of them, the Lemon Fog and the Nomads, Houston bands that both recorded for the small Orbit label. No, this stuff isn't going to redefine anyone's idea of garage or psychedelic music, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth paying attention to if you like those styles a lot. Each band takes a lot of its cues from Californian psychedelia and folk-rock, the influence of the Doors being especially prominent on a few cuts; others sound something like a garage Buffalo Springfield. These were two different groups, and though they might take offense at the comment, they don't differ from each other much; the Lemon Fog are somewhat heavier.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Carrols Mood 03:47 Amazon
2
Carrols Mood 02:30 Amazon
3
The Nomads 02:39 Amazon
4
The Nomads 02:26 Amazon
5
The Front Page News 03:09 Amazon
6 The Nomads 01:58 Amazon
7
The Nomads 02:45 Amazon
8
The Nomads 03:22 Amazon
9
The Rebellers 02:45 Amazon
10
The Smoke 02:35 Amazon
11
The Smoke 03:28 Amazon
12
The Remaining Few 03:37 Amazon
13
The Remaining Few 02:40 Amazon
14
The Sights & Sounds 03:28 Amazon
15 The Sights & Sounds 02:49 Amazon
16
Carrols Mood 03:02 Amazon
17
The Nomads 02:33 Amazon
18
The Nomads 02:50 Amazon
19
The Nomads 03:26 Amazon
20
The Nomads 03:23 Amazon
21 The Nomads 01:56 Amazon
22
The Sights & Sounds 02:29 Amazon
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