Wednesday, May 20, 2009

V.A. - Hippie Goddesses Compilation (U.S. Female Hippie Folk-Psych 1970's)

V.A. - Hippie Goddesses (U.S. Female Hippie Folk-Psych 1970's) (us 1999)

17 song compilation of "sizzling 1960's-70's funky femme psyche sounds". The artists are credited simply as Sally, Colleen, Cherry, Carol, Lilly & Maria, Candy, Mary, Tobie, Racquel, Michelle, Linda, and Xavier. This is what they really are, and the song titles (courtesy the fine folks at Twisted Village )
Running Time: 65:17

01. Sally - "Super Psychedelic Trippy Acid Technicolor" (5:38)
02. Colleen - "Birds with Broken Wings, Pt. 1" (4:16)
03. Cherry - "All Woman" (2:51)
04. Colleen - "Women Liberation Blues" (3:58)
05. Cherry - "High" (2:44)
06. Carol - "I'm Magic. Man" (2:14)
07. Lilly & Maria - "Everybody Knows" (4:39)
08. Candy - "Smilin'" (2:45)
09. Mary - "Luv" (5:25)
10. Tobie - "Come in My Mouth" (3:50)
11. Raquel - "Your Love Been So Good" (3:26)
12. Colleen - "Love Man Intro" (1:14)
13. Colleen - "Love Man" (3:14)
14. Michelle - "Believe You" (3:58)
15. Linda - "Parallelograms" (4:32)
16. Colleen - "Birds with Broken Wings, Pt. 2" (4:43)
17. Xaviera - "The Hippie" (5:50)

There are some pretty good songs on this disc, and they all all from records you'd have to pay a fortune to own, so this comp is a great deal and fun too.
~ By Gullbuy.

Wow -- they don't make 'em like this anymore. A semi-legitimate compilation at best and mastered from vinyl, Hippie Goddesses is a collection of psych-pop tunes from the late '60s and early '70s, all fronted by women. The women's liberation movement and the sexual revolution were in full swing, and this collection is sort of a distillation of those newfound attitudes. Of course, attitudes toward women have undergone many changes since that time, and most of these tunes are dated to the point that they would probably horrify any self-respecting riot grrrl at the end of the 20th century. That's a big part of the reason why this is such a great collection. Things kick off with Sally singing "Super Psychedelic Trippy Acid Technicolor," one of the most over-the-top tunes ever, on a number of levels. Sitar, super-fuzz guitar leads, tabla, and Sally's overdone vocals really do justice to the ridiculous psychedelic lyrics. And that's just the first track; they're all funky, excessively soulful, sometimes very psychedelic bits of fluff with a come-hither attitude that screams early '70s. "Come in My Mouth" by Tobie, replete with musical orgasm, truly has to be heard to be believed, as does Xaviera's (the Happy Hooker) encounter with "The Hippie." This collection is almost certain to ruffle the feathers of more politically correct listeners, but it could also prove to be the perfect antidote to the angry chick rockers of the '90s and beyond.
~ Sean Westergaard, All Music Guide
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Anonymous said...

What on earth is the amazing Linda Perhacs doing amongst all this hippie chicksploitation?!!

Carlos Blanco said...

Thanx. I was searching info on Linda Perhacs and then I found this comp.