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John Kongos - Lavender Popcorn 1966-1969 (Compilation) 2001



Artiat: John Kongos
Album: Lavender Popcorn (Compilation)
Label: Sanctuary Records
Release: November 30, 2001
Catalog #: CMRCD-395
Genre: Pop/Rock, British Psychedelia, Garage
Format: FLAC (track,.cue+log)
Cover: JPG, 400 dpi - Full Scan
Duration: 01:18:27



Perhaps kicked into action due to the inclusion of Scrugg's "I Wish I Was Five" on Rhino's second Nuggets box from the year prior, the Castle label issued Lavender Popcorn: 1966-1969, which digs deep into the discography of eccentric psych-pop musician John Kongos. Prior to the period documented here, Kongos had several records under his belt as a South African artist, which were popular there but failed to translate elsewhere. Upon his 1966 relocation to England, he headed the short-lived bands Floribunda Rose (one single) and Scrugg (three singles) and then went solo. This anthology ties up everything from Floribunda Rose and Scrugg, while adding some unreleased material. Kongos' first solo album, 1969's Confusions About a Goldfish, is also included in its entirety. Though it doesn't include significant later singles like "Tokoloshe Man" and "He's Gonna Step on You Again," the disc is rather essential for psych-pop completists.
                                                                                                                            - Andy Kellman


 • Tracklist:

01. I Love Mary 2:57
02. Goodtime Party Companion 2:23
03. Linda Loves Linda 3:28
04. One Way Street 2:46
05. Everyone Can See 2:51
06. I Wish I Was Five 3:19
07. Lavender Popcorn 2:18
08. Sandwich Board Man 3:11
09. Will the Real Geraldine Please Stand Up and Be Counted 2:59
10. Only George 2:51
11. Patriotic 2:48
12. Confusions About a Goldfish 4:17
13. At This Moment 1:48
14. Deserts of Mountains of Men 3:12
15. Seat by the Window 3:19
16. Go Home 2:36
17. Tomorrow I'll Go 3:57
18. Film, Flam Pharisee 2:50
19. It Was Easy 2:50
20. Blood 3:55
21. The Lady Wants More 3:18
22. Coming Back to You 2:49
23. Amendment to Confusions About a Goldfish 2:20
24. Elegy to Seymour 3:05
25. All I'm Trying to Do 3:14
26. Week Day Lady 3:06

Credits:
Scott English - Composer
Floribunda Rose - Performer, Primary Artist
John Kongos - Composer, Primary Artist
Eddie Reeves - Composer
Scrugg - Performer, Primary Artist
Phil Smee - Package Design
David Wells - Liner Notes

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