Thursday, February 26, 2015

Two ways to listen to the psychedelic Detroit classic "Journey to the Center of the Mind": With or without the Nuge!

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 2:44 PM

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There are many reasons to want to listen to a great version of the Amboy Dukes' psychedelic hit of 1968, "Journey to the Center of the Mind" without the specter of the crossbow-wielding, Tea Bagging chickenhawk and jailbate-dater Theodore Nugent. Dude has made it awful hard to enjoy listening to any of his music, after all.

This here version is sped-up, loud, and kicks just as much ass as the original, if not more.  The Sun City Girls (1979-2007) always deliver. The group even has Michigan roots of their own; two thirds of them (brothers Rick and Alan Bishop) were kids nearby. “I'm half Lebanese, and I grew up in Michigan, in Saginaw, which actually has a large Lebanese population,” guitarist and singer Rick told Alarm magazine a few years ago.

And if you want to hear the excellent original, recorded right here in Detroit some 47 years ago, here that is, too!

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