The Open Mind of John D Loudermilk
Nashville Psyche-Pop from legendary songwriter!
Apocalyptic apes, black magic, inbred families, wiccanism, libertarianism and heartfelt pleas for tolerance and compassion.
Best known as a stellar songwriter (Tobacco Road, Indian Reservation, This Little Bird, Break My Mind etc etc, ad infinitum!!!) John D. Loudermilk was also an accomplished, inspiring singer-songwriter before the term even existed. The Open Mind of John D. Loudermilk is his 1969 psychedelic Nashville opus! Sitars blaze and otherworldly voices rail on the opening cut Goin' To Hell On A Sled, but this is no mere wigged-out cash-in record. With a palette ranging from the gentle organ tones of Laura, to the striking relevance of The Jones' and Peace of Heart, few records of such wit, compassion and intelligence have ever been committed to tape. Remastered and restored with love and care this album is presented here for the first time on CD. Present also are a slew of tracks from Loudermilk's astounding and appropriately titled 1965 album Sings a Bizarre Collection of the Most Unusual Songs. In the mood for a Christmas tune about radioactive snow? Then try No Playing in the Snow Today. A hunter's graveside epiphany perhaps? Certainly, that would be The Little Grave.
Psychedelic, evocative, intelligent Nashville pop from one of the greatest songwriters of all time! First time on CD!
Deluxe collectors 16 page full colour package featuring original LP artwork, exclusive liner notes and original artist's track notes. All tracks are remastered 2006 from the original master tapes!
Compiled and curated by noted musician (Snog, Soma, Black Lung) and film composer (The Hard Word etc.) David Thrussell.
1. Goin' To Hell On A Sled
2. The Jones'
3. War Babies
4. Peace Of Heart
6. To Ann
7. More Than He'll Have To Give
8. Poor Little Pretty Girl
9. Nassau Town
12. Brown Girl
13. To Hell With Love
14. Ma Baker's Little Acre
15. No Playing In The Snow Today
16. Bad News
17. The Little Grave
18. Talkin' Silver Cloud Blues
19. I'm Looking For a World
20. The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian
21. Interstate 40
22. Where have They Gone
23. The Little Bird
24. Tobacco Road
25. Bubble Please Break
26. It's My Time
27. That Ain't All
Original RCA Victor Stereo Recordings 1961-1968
Recorded in RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Produced by Chet Atkins and Bob Ferguson
Executive in charge of CD reissue: David Thrussell
Layout and design: Richard Grant / I+T=R
Remastered 2006 by Simon Polinski at Laundry Goat Studios
Premaster by Sony Music Studios NYC
All titles licensed courtesy of
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED