V/A "Wayfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares (Numero)"
From the time when the good vibes of Woodstock turned to the gasoline-fueled nightmare of Altamont, there is Wayfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares from out pals at Numero. As hippies turned into bikers, and LSD got worse and worse for the brain, the music of the time turned from easy-breezy weed-induced peace and love jams to loud, distorted, paranoid bad trip-rock and roll. And thank the lord above for such a change. This is proto-metal, somewhere between Numero’s Darkscorch Canticles (the killer comp devoted to D&D metal) and the Brown Acid comps. You honestly can’t go wrong with one burnt-out tune on here, but check out the paranoid psychedelia of “Black Lightning Light” from The Shy Guys.