The last of the Bykers' psychedelic rock albums before they went off into dance crossover territory after evolving into the Purple Fluid Exchange.
And one heck of a trip they went out on.
There's a concept in there somewhere, but I'm not quite sure what it is.
Suppression of medical research? Quackery? The environment? Misanthropy? Wilhelm Reich? Mortality?
Yeah, probably; and more, no doubt.
But basically one heck of a trip.
It's not quite a bad trip; but it's certainly very dark.
The transitional pieces are incredibly hallucinatory: Hawkwindish, 'Revolution No. 9' like, movie samples, trailers, throat singing and the most peculiar snippets of dialogue.
Many of the songs are distinctly metal rooted; Tony Horsfall playing his little socks off; twisting metal tropes to fit Mary's most bizarrely mixed vocal.
Psychedelic for sure, but as with all their albums genre boundaries are extremely fluid; there's even some cracking dub squeezed in when least expected.
They were a top band were the Bykers in their prime, but they just couldn't shift the units. Shame.
But you know, I think Van Gogh had similar problems.
Gaye Bykers on Acid - Cancer Planet Mission (1990)
Welcome, Cancer Planet Mission
Face at the Window
Hope & Psyche
Got is the Kink
Excellent cassette rip @320kbs
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