Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
December 15, 2006 9:19 AM   Subscribe

the edit at the beginning is poor so there's a couple of minutes of news and station idents, but I guess you can skip that.
posted by johnny novak at 9:20 AM on December 15, 2006

On my default player there is only the option of skipping forward 5 mins at a time, having to listen about the unfortunate UK news; the whole sorry saga of the 'serial killer' in Luton and also the continuing existence of the band Keane.
posted by Gratishades at 9:37 AM on December 15, 2006

and part two of the documentary
posted by johnny novak at 9:40 AM on December 15, 2006

Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is spectacular. I now have something to listen to for the rest of the work day.

It's not much to say, I guess, that Ogden's Nut Gone Flake is the defining document of the move from mod to psychedelia. It's not even that impressive to people when you tell them this is one of the best psychedelic records of all time. People should know, however, that this record is simply one of the funnest, liveliest, rockingest things ever caught on tape. There's jangling, goofy, wonderful narration from the great Stanley Unwin; there are beautiful ballads and rocking rhythm and blues numbers and fun stomps. It's a whole world within itself, this record, teeming with life and plants and trees and rollicking fun. It makes me sad to know that so very few of us Americans have even heard it, while it seems to be relatively well-known on the other side of the water.

Fellow USians, please: give this thing a listen. There are lots of really good remastered editions out there, all as cheap as anything else. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
posted by koeselitz at 10:49 AM on December 15, 2006

OH MY GOD!!!! This is spectacular! Johnny Novak, thank you!

Koeselitz, I'm with you 100% -- it's always been sad to me that more folks on this side of the pond don't know Ogden's either -- I've been trying to spread the Gospel According to the Small Faces for years now. Such a brilliant, wonderful, funny, crucial record.
posted by scody at 11:19 AM on December 15, 2006

Thank you Mr. Novak! There are some fun videos from Ogdens' on YouTube also.
posted by spacelux at 1:23 PM on December 15, 2006

It hit me like a smackeroo blurdey, in a good way.
And that's Sir Stanley Unwin to you.
posted by Methylviolet at 4:22 PM on December 15, 2006

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