1967 Hal Blaine – Psychedelic Percussion

Psychedelic Percussion is the third solo album by Hal Blaine, released in 1967.

Hal Blaine (born Harold Simon Belsky; February 5, 1929) is an American drummer and session musician.

He is most known for his work with the Wrecking Crew, a group of musicians who recorded prolifically in the Los Angeles music scene and played behind a large number of musicians in the 1960s and ’70s. Blaine played on numerous hits by popular groups, including Nancy Sinatra, Jan and Dean, Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, the Beach Boys, the Grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, the Monkees, the Partridge Family, and Steely Dan. He has played on 40 number one hit singles, 150 top ten hits and has performed on, by his own accounting, over 35,000 recorded tracks. He is widely regarded as one of the most prolific drummers in rock and roll history, having “certainly played on more hit records than any drummer in the rock era”.

Tracks

1  Love-in (December) (Hal Blaine) 2:17
2  Freaky (January) (Hal Blaine) 2:22
3  Flashes (February) (Hal Blaine) 2:23
4  Kaleidoscope (March) (Hal Blaine) 2:20
5  Hallucinations (April) (Hal Blaine) 2:21
6  Flower Society (May) (Hal Blaine) 2:27
7  Trippin’ Out (June) (Hal Blaine) 2:36
8  Tune In-tune On (July) (Hal Blaine) 2:14
9  Vibrations (August) (Hal Blaine) 2:15
10  Soulful (September) (Hal Blaine) 2:21
11 Inner Space (October) (Hal Blaine) 2:18
12 Wiggy (November) (Hal Blaine) 2:14

Media

Musicians

DrumsHal Blaine
KeyboardsMike Lang
OrganMike Lang
OrganHal Blaine
PianoMike Lang
TimpaniHal Blaine
XylophoneHal Blaine
PercussionHal Blaine
PercussionEmil Richards
PercussionGary Coleman

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Barri
Electronics – Paul Beaver
Engineer – Ben Jordon, Phil Kaye