Music Box 17th June 2023

Adjeef The Poet was Dutch artist Ad Visser (website). He had his own radio program in Holland during the late ’60’s and early ’70’s, which he called the Superclean Dream Machine. After this, Visser went on to host the popular Dutch television music program, ‘Top Pop’. Under the stage name Adjeef The Poet, Visser released the excellent 1967 single “Iekk! I’m A Freak”/“Squafreckleman Comes Back”. This single was heavily influenced by The Mothers of Invention, in particular the fourth side of the album Freak Out! The single has become a classic of the Freak-Beat scene of psychedelia. Here’s Eek, I'm A Freak (Action Records 7” Netherlands only 1967).
Next we move (geographically) sideways to France and France Gall with On T'Avait Prévenue, the B-side to her sixth single Le Premier Chagrin D'Amour (Philips 7” 1964).
Next up, we stay in France with a real rarity from twenty years later. This is Perspective Nevsky, and the track Treatment, from the sampler LP Éphémère Compilation - Volume Un (Radio FMR 1983). I know nothing about this artist!
Now we travel to the other side of the world with New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins, and this is Out Of Phase, from their recent fourth LP, the excellent Ceremony (Ursa Minor/Milk! Records 2023), one of the albums of the year. Buy here.

We conclude with American r’n’b group Flamin' Groovies, and two awesome classics from them. First, the magnificently catchy ‘n’ riffy Shake Some Action (Sire 7” 1976), the title-track from their fifth LP, and then we conclude with the downright dirty Teenage Head (Kama Sutra 7” 1971), again the title-track to their fourth LP. Absolutely amazing group. Until next week …