23 April 2009

The Cosmic Jokers - 1974 - Sci-Fi Party

Quality: 4 out of 5
Trip-O-Meter: 4.5 out of 5

This was pretty much of a barrel-scraping release for the Cosmic Jokers, which is somewhat understandable when you factor in that the band was pissed off at the fellow releasing these slabs of vinyl. Sci-Fi Party is really in some strange netherworld between a label compilation and what we would now refer to as a remix album. There are bit off cutting room floor sounds spliced in, and bits and pieces of previous Cosmic Joker albums, Ash Ra Tempel albums, Wallenstein albums, and even the Cosmic Joker adorned Walter Wegmuller album (that you will see here at the garage shortly), all resequenced. That pretty much means that there is not much to review here as I've probably done it elsewhere already. I will say that I really dig it and tend to put this on about as much as the 'proper' albums (I guess they remain ethically improper). I really, really like the cover art as well. It makes me think of something someone would have in hand in the City of the Domes from Logan's Run. In fact, this album would probably play well in the sex party room from that film (but not the sex party room from the recently-released Caprica).


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Gary said...

Great to hear this album again.Brings back many nice memories of a stoned youth!! excellent stuff.Thanks Gary