>Weekend Mantras

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Sit back and enjoy ten minutes of Allen and Peter’s haunting chants – from the legendary ESP record, “The East Village Other’s Electric Newspaper“. It was released in the summer of 1966, “an electric newspaper collage”

(this record also featured contributions by various members of The Fugs (Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Steve Weber), alongside contributions by various “Factory” denizens (Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga, Ingrid Superstar), not to mention, poet and novelist Ishmael Reed (reading from his novel), jazz saxophonist/instrumentalist, Marion Brown, and – the very first “noise” recordings of The Velvet Underground (featuring Angus MacLise)).

It was recorded August 6 – to commemorate the twenty-first anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing and (same day!) the wedding of Miss Luci Baines (President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s daughter)

More chanting from Allen and Peter can be heard here

and from Allen here and here.

and from here (Pacific High Studio Mantras (2010 Remaster with Arthur Russell – recordings from 1971, engineered for the digital world – don’t miss out on that one)
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