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Psychsploitation

by Satan's Pilgrims

The Northwest's premiere purveyors of surf and guitar instrumentals invite you take a trip with them on the psychedelic side of things. "Psychsploitation" features 13 garage psychedelic guitar instrumentals that will blow your mind.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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1. Dilation
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2. In the Past
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3. Chestnut Trees and Bumblebees
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4. Tomorrow Night's Mourning
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5. Wylde Tymes
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6. Kaleidoscope
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7. Tracers (Of Love)
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8. Night of the Face
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9. Colours of Your Mind
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10. Psycle Pswami
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11. Rainy Day Green Stop Sign
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12. Psych-a-go-go (Psych Out!)
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13. 10,000 Mirrors
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Dave Pilgrim-Guitars, Vox Organ, Hammond Organ
Scott Pilgrim-Guitars
Bobby Pilgrim-Guitars
John Pilgrim-Bass
Ted Pilgrim-Drums

Satan's Pilgrims formed in 1992 during a series of house parties hosted by the members of the band, and were playing shows in their hometown of Portland, Oregon by 1993. Twisting their name from the 60's AIP film "Satan's Sadists" and donning their now familiar matching outfits complete with vampire capes, they became a real band.
The Pilgrims are one of the most influential surf instrumental bands around and while much of their sound has a definite Southern California influence, what sets them apart is the legacy of their Pacific Northwest rock 'n' roll ancestors: The Ventures, The Wailers, The Sonics and The Kingsmen.
This, along with three distinct guitarists and a relentless rhythm section, gives their live set a dazzling variety of dance party sounds to choose from, while maintaining their patented haunted sound. After years of touring, taking the band all over the U.S. and Europe (including a now legendary show in Slovenia), Satan's Pilgrims continued to develop the surf instrumental genre.
November 2000 marked the beginning of a hiatus, as drummer Ted Pilgrim moved from Portland to Memphis, TN to sweat, get autographs from all of his Soul and early Rock n' Roll heroes, and eat Bar-B-Q. Meanwhile, 6 Pilgrim offspring were birthed to various members.
After a few years of changing diapers, Musick Records announced that they wanted to release a retrospective culled from the Pilgrims’ original five albums. With renewed interest in the band sweeping the surf message boards on the internet, the Pilgrims decided that this occasion deserved some new material to keep their faithful fans from the 1990s as satisfied as possible. The band began writing songs again via the internet and got back together to record four new songs for "Plymouth Rock-The Best of Satan's Pilgrims". This double cd not only features fan favorites, but as a bonus, the second disc contains the new numbers mixed in with previously unreleased and rare cuts from the Pilgrims’ vault. Even more of a bonus was the fact that guitarist Bobby Pilgrim, who had amicably dropped out of the band in 1998, was ready to play again, returning the Pilgrims their trademark 3 guitar sound.
With the release of “Plymouth Rock-The Best of Satan's Pilgrims" in December of 2004, it turns out that the Pilgrims’ haunted brand of driving-guitar, dance-party music has endured into the 21st century. Without a single live appearance by the band since 2000, this album has gained more critical acclaim and worldwide notice for them than all of their original releases did during the surf-bombardment of the 1990s. The rest of the world is catching on to what only some knew ten years ago. That is, if you want a surfy, spooky, garage-stompin’ good time, put on Satan’s Pilgrims.
Now in 2009, 10 years after their last studio album was released, they are back with "Psychspoiltation" the psychedelic/garage album of guitar instrumentals they always wanted to make.


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Brad at CD Baby


These NW surf/psych/garage legends left us hanging almost a decade ago, and though a greatest hits comp surfaced about five years back, it felt like more of a tease than anything, as they were still nowhere to be seen. Maybe they just wanted to remind us of what we were missing, and if that was indeed their ploy, it worked. Folks, I am happy to report they have emerged, haven't lost a step, and are ready to, in a way no impostor could, fill the void they left. Stylishly (of course) slinking back onto the scene with this 13-track disc, they seem confident, invigorated, and sharper than ever. "Chestnut Trees and Bumblebees" dials in the guitars, but also allows plenty of room for organ solos that make the song both expansive and diverse. "Tomorrow Night's Mourning" is two-minutes of garage savagery, a cut that gets in, gets out, and channels momentum. The other songs are the same way: tight, masterfully arranged, and just a helluva lot of fun. It's great to see these cats back at it again.

Francisco Peres Ribeiro

Satan’s Pilgrims - Psychsploitation [SP Records]
One of the most influential bands of the "instrumental-surf-rock", The Satan's Pilgrims return after ten years of their last record of originals, the new record is entitled "Psychspoiltation" and contains 13 amazing songs, strong, full of fun and with great surprises, mixture of “guitar-instro” with "psychedelic-garage", this is the paraphernalia of styles that you can call "retro" or "classic 60's”, "history" or anything else, but everything starts with "Dilation" that merges perfectly with "In the Past", then till the end the album flows so, that we could not even skip any track, such is the nostalgia for all those, as I, like the feeling of 60's, because it is as if we listen to The Ventures together with The Chocolate Watch Band, "Psychspoiltation" is already a record binding on any summer party, let's PARTY ...!!!
This record was edited by SP Records, owned by Satan's Pilgrims.
Francisco.
(www.rockaroundtheblog.com)