Ken Kesey

The Acid Test [2020 Colour Repress]

£27.99

Ken Kesey

The Acid Test [2020 Colour Repress]

£27.99
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Heads up, Dead-heads! Special (very) limited edition vinyl of an extremely trippy entry in GD history, repressed on bonkers vinyl for your general bewilderment. Don't sleep on this one.

This release is listed for pre order, with a scheduled release date of 23rd October 2020. It is also listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during week of release. Please note, if you purchase any item that is a pre order, your order will ship once all of the items in that order are in stock. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

Ken Kesey’s Ultra Rare 1966 studio recording of the 'Acid Test' with The Grateful Dead originally released in 1966.

+ Very limited, Indie shop only version LP, pressed on transparent 'highlighter yellow'. 

The legendary documentation of the 1965-66 Bay Area 'Acid Test' scene from 14 hours of the actual trip (recorded in a studio). 

Lots of amazing mind games and word play with Ken Kesey and Ken Babbs in good form, ad-libbed poetry, fractured harmonica solos, tape loops and the Grateful Dead lurking in the background. Originally released in March 1966. 

1. Ken Kesey
2. Ken Babbs And Harmonica
3. Take Two
4. Bull
5. Peggy The Pistol
6. One Way Ticket
7. Bells & Fairies
8. Levitation
9. Trip X
10. The End

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Playlist: 10th July 2020

Plenty to get hyped on. This week's playlist features Laura Marling, Margo Price, The Beths, The Streets, NZCA LINES, Julianna Barwick, Paint, Surprise Chef, DMA's, Mr Ben & The Bens and more...