PETE MILLER (Big Boy Pete) – Summerland / Homage To Catatonia [1966-69 Pop/Psych]


“Big Boy Pete was some kind of weirdo by the name of Pete Miller who recorded loads of early psych pop songs in his own crash pad studio. Apparently, he was a songwriter that would record demos and then sell them to other bands. These two sets are all examples of this. Ranging from straight 60’s beat, to a bit of pop and popsike this lp’s goes a long way to showing that Mr. Miller had alot of songwriting talent. There are a few tracks that stand out from the pack but the overall feeling one gets when listening to this is that it’s all very good. The production is pretty good too considering they were done as demos. Overall, a good album, and though a compilation of all of his “pop” tracks it feels more like a whole.”

You could hear his tune “Cold Turkey” on Chocolate Soup for Diabetics vol.2 and Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks vol.4. ”Summerland” is first and probably the best collection of his recordings issued by Tenth Planet rec. ”Homage To Catatonia” is pretty fine & weird too. Check it out!!!



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