Official press release:

The Onion AV Club premieres today the lead track from the forthcoming Raw Meat 7″ single reissue out in July. The song (and 7″ single) is a precursor to the compilation of long-lost vintage 60s-70s proto-stoner-psych songs collected on Brown Acid: The First Trip, curated in partnership by Permanent Records and RidingEasy Records to be released in August. Listen to and share Raw Meat’s “Stand-By Girl” below:

Lance Barresi, co-owner of L.A.-cum-Chicago retailer Permanent Records has shown incredible persistence in tracking down a stellar collection of rare singles from the 60s and 70s for the 11-track compilation. Partnered with Daniel Hall of RidingEasy Records, the two have assembled a selection of songs that’s hard to believe have remained unheard for so long. Barresi says:

“I essentially go through Hell and high water just to find these records. Once I find a record worthy of tracking, I begin the (sometimes) extremely arduous process of contacting the band members and encouraging them to take part. Daniel and I agree that licensing all the tracks we’re using for Brown Acid is best for everyone involved.”

Rather than simply bootlegging the tracks, when all of the bands and labels haven’t existed for 30-40 years or more, tracking down the creators gives all of these tunes a real second chance at success. He continues:

“All of (these songs) could’ve been huge given the right circumstances. But for one reason or another most of these songs fell flat and were forgotten. However, time has been kind in my opinion and I think these songs are as good now or better than they ever were.”

Raw Meat, for example, one of the stomping standouts from the compilation, is a band about which precious little is known even by the owner of the label and producer of the band’s original 1969 single, Richard Paul Thomas — two of its tracks reissued as a 7″ teaser single for the compilation on July 14th, 2015 via RidingEasy Records. The trio was from north of Milwaukee, WI, but not much more information remains available. Thomas says:

“They were one of the tightest trios around at the time and had a fairly large repertoire of their own material. The only thing that sticks in my mind was the band’s bumper sticker ‘Raw Meat Is Good For You’. Our offices were on Lincoln Avenue just next door to the Federal Meat inspectors offices.”

Brown Acid: The First Trip will be available everywhere on LP, CD and download on August 11th, 2015 via RidingEasy Records.

Standy-By Girl 7″ track listing:

1. “Standy-By Girl”
2. “Out In The Country”

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Brown Acid: The First Trip track listing:

1. Zeke – “Box”
2. Snow – “Sunflower”
3. Tour – “One of the Bad Guys”
4. Zebra – “Wasted”
5. Bob Goodsite – “Faze 1”
6. Raw Meat – “Stand-By Girl”
7. Punch – “Deathhead”
8. Bacchus – “Carry My Load”
9. Lenny Drake – “Love Eyes (Cast Your Spell On Me)”
10. The Todd – “Mystify Me”
11. Josefus – “Hard Luck”

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