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    The New Tweedy Brothers – The New Tweedy Bros!

    June 2nd, 2020

    The New Tweedy Brothers

    Originating in Portland, Oregon in 1965, the New Tweedy Brothers started out life sounding for all the world like an old-time jug band. But, by the time the Summer of Love hovered up onto the world stage in 1967, they had transformed themselves into a beautiful psychedelic butterfly and descended upon the epicenter of the scene: San Francisco.

 Although they were eclipsed in the public’s consciousness by much more well-known outfits like the Grateful Dead and the Jefferson Airplane, the Tweedies released an LP in 1968 that could easily hold its own among the best of that time and place. The unusual hexagon-shaped cover resembled a trippy 3-D cube and appropriately housed a sublime collection of jangle pop, jug band stomp, mystic folk and psych mantra rock–all recorded real, live, lo-fi and heartfelt. And it’s all just chock-full of that sunny “love is all around” vibe that always puts a big smile on my face.
 The band never toured or enjoyed a widely released record, thus they promptly sank into obscurity as the curtain closed on the 1960s. The original LP was produced in a very limited-edition that sells for exorbitant amounts on the rare occasions that it surfaces on eBay. Other options include an LP reissue on Shadoks from 2000, CD re-issues on Shadoks from 2001 and P-Vine in 2008–both of which faithfully mimicked the original hex cover design–and another vinyl version packaged in a standard square LP cover by Guerssen in 2017.

    Label: Ridon Catalog Number: SLP 234 Format: LP Packaging: Hexagon LP jacket Tracks: 10 Total Time: Unknown Country: United States Released: 1968 More: Discogs, SF Weekly, Salon

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