SOMETIMES I WONDER
could never lay claim to being a front-runner of the British
psychedelic movement, President Records was nonetheless quick to
respond to changing musical tastes when it was launched into the
heady midst of swinging London in 1966. In keeping with other
independents at the time, President's autonomy allowed it to
experiment freely with new artists and saw the label expand into
areas which nowadays might be termed Psych Pop. And whilst it's
true that President's major successes both at home and abroad
were with artists like the Equals, Dorothy Squires and the
Symbols, many of its more left-field releases are now beginning
to enjoy the recognition which eluded them first time around.
Currently enjoying something of a revival on the collectors' circuit, UK Psych Pop has never been more popular. Eagerly awaited by fans of the genre, Sometimes I Wonder has been carefully compiled with collectors in mind and draws together the cream of President's Psych Pop recordings, most of which have never been released on CD up until now. Comprising both single cuts and rare album tracks Sometimes I Wonder takes the listener on a magical mystery tour through the President vaults, via its offshoots Jayboy and Gemini. Here then are 27 gems by the likes of the Explosion, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Chords Five, Pure Gold, Barbara Ruskin, the Exception, Rick Price & Mike Sheridan, all ranging in eccentricity from the melodic day-tripper pop of the Symbols' Again to the all-out psychotic reaction that is the She Trinity's Climb That Tree.
Expertly compiled by David Wells and bursting with rare memorabilia and photographs, Sometimes I Wonder is essential listening for all Psych Pop devotees.
|HAT AND TIE Finding It Rough||SHERIDAN & RICK PRICE Sometimes I Wonder|
|RHUBURB RHUBARB Rainmaker||BARBARA RUSKIN Pawnbroker, Pawnbroker|
|THE EXPLOSIVE Cities Make The Country Colder||PURE GOLD Fairground|
|CHORDS FIVE Some People||BRIAN POOLE & THE SEYCHELLES Send Her To Me|
|THE EXCEPTION Don't Torture Your Mind||THE SEYCHELLES Baker's Daughter|
|THE SYMBOLS Again||RICK PRICE Daisy Farm Park|
|THE EXPLOSIVE (Who Planted Thorns In) Miss Alice's Garden||THE LEAGUE Hey Conductor|
|SHERIDAN & RICK PRICE Lightning Never Strikes||YELLOW TAXI Anna Laura Lee|
|THE GASS COMPANY Nightmare||THE EXCEPTION Jack Rabbit|
|THE CAPE KENNEDY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY The First Step On The Moon||THE EXPLOSIVE Step Out Of Line|
|RHUBARB RHUBARB Moneylender||RICK PRICE Talking To The Flowers|
|THE SYMBOLS (The Best Part Of) Breaking Up||SHERIDAN Lamp Lighter Man|
|THE SHE TRINITY Climb That Tree||THE CAPE KENNEDY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Armageddon|
|THE EXCEPTION Woman Of The Green Lantern|
|President Records Ltd.
Unit 6 & 7,
11, Wyfold Road,