Who: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
What: “Paper Mache Dream Balloon”
Where: Recorded mainly at frontman Stu Mackenzie’s family farm.
Why: This time around the undisputed Aussie kings of global psychedelia had a clear goal; to make an all acoustic psychedelic pop freak out record for the modern age. All thirty three minutes and forty six seconds of this twelve track homage to early ’70’s recording-studio-in-a-barn, communal-living, dropped out, back-to-the-woods band culture demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that they surpassed even their wildest expectations. And so the question asked by Canned Heat in the dying days of the Summer of 1969 from the stage of the Woodstock Music And Art Fair in upstate New York remains, “I’m goin’ up to the country babe, don’t you wanna go?”.
When: Released November 13, 2015