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Hapshash Takes A Trip

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:03 pm
by Adam Blake
Exhibition of psychedelic graphic art from the mid to late 60s, of interest to those of us who think the counter-culture was initially brave and innovatory:

http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog ... ic-posters

An aside on cajun music

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:38 pm
by NormanD
Here's a single that went out under the name of Hapshash & The Coloured Coat, 1969. I don't remember the first minute or so on this version before the song starts here...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjN4cNVG4Bw

A better version by Rod Bernard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_A-WnWHLcA

I wonder why they chose to record a cajun song. Maybe they liked "Saturday Nite Special" by The Sundown Players that had been released on the Apple label around that time, making Louisiana music briefly (and prematurely) trendy?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN4-AriPp3Y

Re: An aside on cajun music

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:12 pm
by john poole
NormanD wrote:Here's a single that went out under the name of Hapshash & The Coloured Coat, 1969. I don't remember the first minute or so on this version before the song starts here...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjN4cNVG4Bw
It's from their second LP "The Western Flyer" with the future Womblemeister Mike Batt - the beginning of the track was no doubt cut off on the 45. It was the only cajun track on the album. I still have the LP, although my copy of the first (unlistenable) album "Featuring The Human Host and The Heavy Metal Kids" in red vinyl (produced by Guy Stevens with backing from Art, who later turned into Spooky Tooth) has long gone.

I wonder why they chose to record a cajun song. Maybe they liked "Saturday Nite Special" by The Sundown Players that had been released on the Apple label around that time, making Louisiana music briefly (and prematurely) trendy?
Hapshash were first (1969) - the Apple single came later (1972). Hapshash's record label (Liberty) may have been the first major UK label to issue a cajun compilation LP, although that may not have been until 1970.