Rustic Hinge
May 24, 2011 7:46 PM   Subscribe

It wasn't like we were playing any kind of conventional music, it was outrageous, nasty, bad trip music... If ever there was a missing link in the history and development of British psychedelic music it is Rustic Hinge.

Comprised of bandmates whom Arthur Brown (of Crazy World... & Fire infamy [previously, sort of]) found to be too manic, Rustic Hinge played a careening, Beefheartian psych-prog cacopho-rock that seems completely divorced from pretty much everything else going on in the British psych scene at the time.

Perhaps you'd like to sample a few tracks:

Mastadon

T on the Lawn for 3



This footage, filmed when an errant BBC crew stumbled across the band's farm in Dorset while filming a documentary on locations in Thomas Hardy's novels, seems to be about all that exists of the band in action.

Originally recorded in 1970, "T on the Lawn for 3" was finally released as Replicas on vinyl by Reckless Records in 1988.

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posted by SomaSoda (8 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also, my first post. Not to derail things off the bat, but could someone point me in the direction of a resource for how to do all the fun text things, like small text and hovertext? My google-fu is apparently kind of weak.
posted by SomaSoda at 7:48 PM on May 24, 2011


The MetaFilter Wiki has a page which shows the allowed tags.
posted by hippybear at 8:00 PM on May 24, 2011


Ah, gracias.
posted by SomaSoda at 8:14 PM on May 24, 2011


If I'd had my eyes closed and didn't read about it, and only heard the music, I'd've thought it was some of that weird Japanese rock like Boredoms. Or maybe a forerunner.
posted by symbioid at 8:19 PM on May 24, 2011


well, i'd call that beefheart meets bartok with a touch of the grateful dead - and opus pocus is a track that should not be missed
posted by pyramid termite at 8:54 PM on May 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is great. I'd never heard of it, though I knew of Dracken Theaker's work in that weird early 70s Love lineup and the Crazy World of Arthur Brown.

Sometimes Metafilter does do music well!
posted by anazgnos at 9:37 PM on May 24, 2011


Rustic Hinge played a careening, Beefheartian psych-prog cacopho-rock that seems completely divorced from pretty much everything else going on in the British psych scene at the time.

I don't know - I can definitely see comparisons to King Crimson being made ... still really interesting, though, and new to me.
posted by ryanshepard at 11:42 AM on May 25, 2011


Thanks for this and the samples: very interesting indeed. I'd only ever heard Rustic Rod's Ethereal Counterbalance LP (1990) on UK label Woronzow. And I thought that was whacked back then.
posted by brianlavelle at 11:47 AM on May 25, 2011


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