-FRIAR TUCK : AND HIS PSYCHEDELIC GUITAR (MERCURY SR 61111) 1967...ORIGINAL PRESSING EXPLOITO FUZZ PSYCH LP WITH ALL THE GUYS FROM GOLDENROD, PRODUCED BY CURT BOETTCHER...
-HERE'S A PSYCH CLASSIC BY FRIAR TUCK AND HIS BAND WITH FUZZ BLASTING ALL OVER THE PLACE FOLKS!
What can I say about this wonderful record ? Once you go Friar tuck you'll never go back , that is , if super psychedelic fuzz infused reverb dripping endless dreamy Ethereal Phil Spector like Pet sounds acid trips with Charles Manson at the psychedelic dance party is your thing ,the ultimate and essential cornerstone to any space age pop Psychedelia LSD exotica groove lounge collection ,Once I heard this LP I've spent years after trying to find something else that comes close to this , but with no avail , this is far too advanced , you could listen to this album a hundred times and still here new sounds and ideas within the layers upon layers of ethereal wordless vocal harmonies and raga reverb tremelo space echo guitar bliss , a precursor to My Bloody Valentine ?
Mike Deasy, Famous session guitarist who is still available to play on YOUR album today !!! Master of the sixties' West Coast Sound , He worked closely with Phil Spector and Brian Wilson , among thousands of others ,you'll find he played sitar on countless albums( such as Jackie Gleason's Now Sound for Today's Lovers) rivaled only by Bill Plummer ,Deasy teamed up with Gary Paxton , Ben Benay , and Kurt Boettcher many times , the vocal arrangements on this album are hands down the best I've ever heard from Curt Boettcher , and Ben Benay 's own album " Goldenrod" is actually the backing tracks from this album and the " Millenium" album , the story goes that Deasy took acid with Charles Manson and the family back when Manson was hanging around the Beach Boys , somehow Mike blew his mind and had to be recovered after days of hiding in the woods , henceforth he became Friar Tuck , and the back of this LP reflects these disturbing times in his life with Manson-esque poetry Deasy played in Tommy Roe's backup band and helped write Sweet Pea , and once they went to play the song at Disneyland whilst Deasy was fully clad in Friar Tuck garb , Disney would not allow him to enter the park other than to play with the band , he really was Friar Tuck during that phase thats the revelation ,
Mike Deasy also worked with Ry Cooder on ' Tanyet ' by the Ceyleib People. There are two types of people in this world , the pre- Friar Tuck who don't know about this gem , and the post Friar Tuck , who have never been the same musically since hearing it ,(and perhaps a small third group who thinks I'm goofy?) (source)