THE RED CRAYOLA

THE PARABLE OF ARABLE LAND

 

 

The Red Crayola

Over the last few years Charly has embarked on a labour of love to re-issue all of the original albums released on the legendary Texas psychedelic label International Artists label as distinctive limited luxury editions. Following releases of albums from The Golden Dawn, Bubble Puppy, Lost and Found, Endle St Cloud and all the original albums from The 13th Floor Elevators, the series continues with this re-issue of The Red Crayola’s 1967 debut.

Along with the Elevators, The Red Krayola were the mainstays of the International Artists label. The group are recognised in psychedelic circles as producing some of the weirdest music ever – combining elements of avant-garde and garage with wild, experimental freak outs and chilling stripped down songs which sounded unlike anything from the Sixties.

"This new pressing - especially on the stereo version - is astounding. It has a clarity, depth and immediacy which makes the album even more an object of wonder than it already was."
KIERON TYLER, theartsdesk.com

The album has been re-mastered for this release from the original master tapes by Pete Kember, AKA Sonic Boom, the former member of Spaceman 3 and producer of MGMT and Panda Bear.

The Red Krayola were a band at the very cutting edge of psychedelic music and have been described as the 'notorious self-styled bastard sons of the hippie dream'. They broke boundaries, unleashed a free-form anti rock noise on unsuspecting audiences,, took to the stage with an experimental ensemble called the Familiar Ugly and all this in conservative 1967 Houston.

This their first, and finest album from 1967, recorded for International Artists Records, in which leader Mayo Thompson leads them amongst the freak outs in a selection of enduring songs such as the much copied 'Hurricane Fighter Plane' and 'War Sucks'.

This release is a deluxe gatefold two record edition featuring both the mono and stereo versions.

"The astounding foresight shown by this, perhaps the greatest yet least recognised of the great 60's experimenters and visionaries has never sounded so contemporary."
Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom

Tracks
SIDE A
1. Free Form Freak-out #1 (Remix) [01:29]
2. Hurricane Fighter Plane (Remix) [03:35]
3. Free Form Freak-out #2 (Remix) [02:23]
4. Transparent Radiation (Remix) [02:33]
5. Free Form Freak-out #3 (Remix) [04:18]
6. War Sucks (Remix) [06:31]

SIDE B
1. Free Form Freak-out #4 (Remix) [01:48]
2. Pink Stainless Tail (Remix) [03:15]
3. Free Form Freak-out #5 (Remix) [03:02]
4. Parable Of The Arable Land (Remix) [03:00]
5. Free Form Freak-out #6 (Remix) [04:09]
6. Former Reflections Of Enduring Doubt (Remix) [04:56]

SIDE C
1. Free Form Freak-out #1 (Mono) [01:29]
2. Hurricane Fighter Plane (Mono) [03:35]
3. Free Form Freak-out #2 (Mono) [02:23]
4. Transparent Radiation (Mono) [02:33]
5. Free Form Freak-out #3 (Mono) [04:18]
6. War Sucks (Mono) [06:31]

SIDE D
1. Free Form Freak-out #4 (Mono) [01:48]
2. Pink Stainless Tail (Mono) [03:15]
3. Free Form Freak-out #5 (Mono) [03:02]
4. Parable Of The Arable Land (Mono) [03:00]
5. Free Form Freak-out #6 (Mono) [04:09]
6. Former Reflections Of Enduring Doubt (Mono) [04:56]

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The Red Crayola

2CD set with extensive new sleevenotes in a rigid digibook. Mono & Stereo versions of the band’s groundbreaking 1966 album. Lovingly remastered by Sonic Boom from the original master tapes for the first time since the 1967 release and featuring the first reissue of the rare Mono mix on any format. Bonus material includes alternate mixes and demo tracks.

This luxury 2 CD digibook edition of the album features an extensive booklet written by IA authority Paul Drummond with a preface from Sonic Boom, as well as both mono and stereo versions along with bonus tracks, one of which is completely unreleased. The mono disc also has the tracks re-adjusted so the freeform freakouts are taken out and the musical tracks play as a complete set (after the original album)

Disc 1 – Stereo edition

Free Form Freak-Out #1
Hurricane Fighter Plane
Free Form Freak-Out #2
Transparent Radiation
Free Form Freak-Out #3
War Sucks
Free Form Freak-Out #4
Pink Stainless Tail
Free Form Freak-Out #5
Parable Of The Arable Land
Free Form Freak-Out #6
Former Reflections Enduring Doubt

Bonus tracks

Nickel Niceness (Demo = Green Of My Pants On 2nd LP)
Vile Vile Grass (Demo = War Sucks)
Transparent Radiation (Demo)
Pink Stainless Tail (Alternate Take, Guitar & Vocal Only)
Hurricane Fighter Plane (Alternate Stereo Mix)
Former Reflections Enduring Doubt (Unreleased Alt Stereo Edit & Mix)

Disc 2 – Mono edition

Free Form Freak-Out #1
Hurricane Fighter Plane
Free Form Freak-Out #2
Transparent Radiation
Free Form Freak-Out #3
War Sucks
Free Form Freak-Out #4
Pink Stainless Tail
Free Form Freak-Out #5
Parable Of The Arable Land
Free Form Freak-Out #6
Former Reflections Enduring Doubt
Hurricane Fighter Plane
Transparent Radiation
War Sucks
Pink Stainless Tail
Former Reflections Enduring Doubt

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