Tuesday, June 29, 2021

TCCDM Pulls One Out..."Angels From Hell" Soundtrack (1968)

"Angels From Hell" Soundtrack (1968)

This biker soundtrack is highly sought after by a lot of psych fans.  Two of the tracks are by the psych-punkish...The Lollipop Shoppe and were only released as singles.  Three songs are by The Peanut Butter Conspiracy and to my knowledge are not available anywhere else.  I enjoyed most of Stu Phillips contributions, as well.  

Stu Phillips was a longtime composer for films and television and here he delivers six songs that are mostly groovy instrumentals sprinkled with jazz-psych dust.  Many throw off a Goldie Hawn and body paint vibe, and that ain't bad.  That leaves us with Ted Markland's contribution…a folk-rock song that sounds like a Schoolhouse Rock outtake.  It's not exactly bad, but whaddyagonnado?  Interestingly, Ted Markland went on to play one of the patients in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.”  

"Angels From Hell" Soundtrack (back)

Favorites include both versions of the title track, "Angels From Hell."  The opening track "No One Says A Word (No Communication)" and the dark "Crystal Tear" also from The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.  The edgy punk "Who's It Gonna Be?" and "Mr. Madison Avenue" from The Lollipop Shoppe are both great.  

I found my copy at Garageman G's hang.  It was a pretty high dollar pick-up (for me) but the asking price was below the median.  It's one of the better cash-in biker albums I've heard and I don't regret buying it for a minute.  A very nice copy.  Also, you can stream the movie on Youtube right now.  But be forewarned..."Sons of Anarchy" they're not.  The "Angels From Hell" look like the "Sons of Aunt Bee."

Tower label

Cat #
ST-5128 / ST 5128
ST 1-5128  SIDE 1
ST 2-5128  SIDE 2

"Who's It Gonna Be" - The Lollipop Shoppe / "Angels From Hell" Soundtrack (1968)

A1  "No One Says A Word (No Communication)" / Peanut Butter Conspiracy  2:18
A2  "Angels From Hell" / Stu Phillips  2:14
A3  "4 O'Clock Tea (Laudanum)" / Stu Phillips  2:58
A4  "Walkin' In" / Stu Phillips  2:22
A5  "Crystal Tear" / Peanut Butter Conspiracy  2:31
A6  "Angels From Hell" / Peanut Butter Conspiracy 1:44
B1  "Propinquity" / Stu Phillips  2:45
B2  "Circumabient Cycles" / Stu Phillips  2:17
B3  "Shake Off The Chains" / Ted Markland  2:34
B4  "Mr. Madison Avenue" / Lollipop Shoppe  2:31
B5  "Amalgamation" / Stu Phillips  2:17
B6  "Who's It Gonna Be" / Lollipop Shoppe  2:26

Peanut Butter Conspiracy
Stu Phillips
Ted Markland
Lollipop Shoppe

Good stuff.


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