Saturday, May 23, 2009

Buster Jangles’ Flying Mattress –Love Has Taken Over My Brain


Buster Jangles’ Flying Mattress –Love Has Taken Over My Brain/The Little World I Knew-RCA 2112 (1971 UK)

A strange one this one... Released in ’71, it comes across like John Kongos tripping out with a muffled Ronnie Bond with abundant lashings of cheap fuzz. The effect is hypnotic through repetition; but a definite winner in my book. Buster Jangles were probably/definitely not a real band, but the results of an overnight session from misled songwriters cum producers Clark and Naylor expanding their horizons while nailed to the beat after an evening out on the tiles...The B side starts off disjointed but then turns into a pleasant Monkees/Sunshine Pop number.

Note: I have a spare vg copy of this single, if anyone has a suitable trade –contact me through my profile page.

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7 comments:

The Adolescent 46 Year Old said...

Jesus Christ! This is brilliant! It's hypnotic! I love it! Excellent work, keep it up!!!

elka said...

The 46 year old adolescent is right. It is hypnotic!

The Adolescent 46 Year Old said...

I'd love to hear the B-side.

Vespatone said...

just got a copy of this record and it is brilliant, the B side is no where as good as the A. The troggs like back beat and jangly guitar works so well together. Will be playing this one at "Dollyrocker" in Bournemouth where I DJ.

Jeff Ellener said...

This lad lived in Leeds his name is Lindsey Morton i think and he used to work as a driver for H.G.Graham in Meanwood.He wrote and played all the instruments used in the recording,

Anonymous said...

Actually his name is Mike Naylor

anon said...

Hi. The Clark of these 2 is my Dad, he did work at HG Graham but his name is not Lynsey. He is still making music now, albeit as a hobby. This record was released before I was born, but I know it well!