The Misunderstood

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Really love I'm not talkin.

Sean Witzman (trip maker), Thursday, 15 April 2004 14:49 (eighteen years ago) link

Before the Dream Faded is all you need. there's not much interest beyond those '65-'67 singles. Golden Glass has little to recommend it. unless you like mediocre Yardbirds clones. if someone would unearth their legendary sidelong take on "I'm Not Talkin'" then we might have something.

Tony Hill is just tremendous. first two High Tide LPs already canonized (or should be), but don't overlook the solo 'Inexactness', which reunites Hill with many HT alums. DNA-The Brain-The Universe, the one CD(R) by his power trio Fiction, is also a keeper. it's Hill show all the way, and he plays like Hendrix channeling Hazel.

echoinggrove (echoinggrove), Thursday, 15 April 2004 15:02 (eighteen years ago) link

I've been dying to hear the first High Tide album, as every description I've read (even the unflattering ones) make it seem as though it's something I'd highly value.
Wish that UT article were on the web, I'd direct you all to it. There is an infuriating account of a Misunderstood press gig at which two of em were tripping wildly and they unveiled a monster "tripscape" or something that they intended to make side 2 of their (never to be) debut lp. Apparently, the tape was wiped in a freak accident right after it was recorded. They used to use a very elaborate (for its time, I imagine) light show in sync with their rhythms. Must have been something.

Sean Witzman (trip maker), Thursday, 15 April 2004 15:27 (eighteen years ago) link

The Before the Dream Faded comp is great indeed. I bought it mail order as a callow John Peel influenced youth.

I love 'I Unseen'.

N. (nickdastoor), Thursday, 15 April 2004 15:36 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
Incidentally, the Ugly Things lost tapes did eventually come out:

God, I love Ugly Things...

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Tuesday, 24 January 2006 03:44 (sixteen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

Now that's a thread title.

Also really great band.
& last year's essential compilation Children of The Sun is pretty dashed necessary. Has most of what was released on the Golden Glass mini lp too.
But kept itself within a certain timeframe.

So surprised this thread didn't reactivate then.

Wish somebody would come up with some live High Tide from 69 or 70 but not seen any yet.

Stevolende, Thursday, 4 August 2022 10:13 (one month ago) link

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