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Okkervil River – It Is So Nice to Get Stoned (Ted Lucas cover)

As a follow-up to their 2007′s “Golden Opportunities,” Okkervil River has released a brand new set of covers “Golden Opportunities 2″ which was recorded live and mixed live to 2 track by Danny Reisch at Premium Recording, Austin, TX, November 3rd.
Available now for free download through the Okkervil River web site.


Track listing:
1. It Is So Nice to Get Stoned (Ted Lucas)
originally appeared on Ted Lucas’ self-titled solo album (known as “The OM album”) recorded in Detroit, 1974, LP reissued on Yoga Records.
2. U.F.O. (Jim Sullivan)
originally appeared on Jim Sullivan’s debut album “U.F.O” (Monnie 1969) featuring the legendary Wrecking Crew (Beach Boys, Phil Spector). Reissued from Light in the Attic Records.
3. One Soul Less on Your Fiery List (The Triffids)
originally appeared on The Triffids’ 1986 album “In The Pines,” reissued from Domino Records.
4. Plan D (Bill Fay)
originally appeared on Bill Fay’s second album “Time of the Last Persecution,” released in 1971 from Deram Records, reissued from Esoteric Recordings.
5. Dry Bones (traditional spiritual song)


Ted Lucas – It Is So Nice to Get Stoned

Damien Jurado & Richard Swift – Be Not So Fearful (Bill Fay cover)

from “OTHER PEOPLE’S SONGS – Volume One – Performed by Damien Jurado & Richard Swift” (2010), a Free collection of covers recorded 2010. Originally written & performed by Bill Fay on his self-titled first album (Nova, 1967), reissued from Esoteric Recordings. Also…. Wilco and Loose Fur (Jeff Tweedy and Glen Kotche with O’Rourke) has covered ‘Be Not So Fearful,’ and Jim O’Rourke covered ‘Pictures of Adolf Again,’ the song from “Time of the Last Persecution”, for 2007′s Koji Wakamatsu’s film “United Red Army” OST.

The Spike Drivers – Strange Mysterious Sounds (Swingin’ Time, 1967)


Ted Lucas flirted with fame in the late 60s in the Spike Drivers and Misty Wizards, studied with Ravi Shankar, went home to Detroit and played sitar for Motown, and recorded his album, referred to by family and friends as The OM Record (after Ted’s private label name), in Detroit and Nashville.”


It’s So Easy (when you know what you’re doing)   (via The Rising Storm)

Ted Lucas – Now That I Know   (via Raven Sings The Blues)

Yoga Records release Ted Lucas‘ masterpiece, self-titled LP a.k.a. The OM Album (Om, recorded in 1974) in October.  Cover art by Stanley Mouse.


Ted Lucas – It’s So Easy (When You Know What You’re Doing)

Yoga Records will be re-releasing Ted Lucas‘ masterpiece, self-titled a.k.a. The OM Album (Om, recorded in 1974) on vinyl with Sebastian Speaks and on CD with Riverman Music (Korea) sometime soon. Cover art by Stanley Mouse
[stream @Naturalismo]  “It’s So Easy When You Know What You’re Doing”
and “I’ll Find a Way to Carry It All”