Vibravoid is a band from Düsseldorf, Germany that's inspired by psychedelic music from the sixties. The current lineup consists of Christian Koch (vocals, guitars), Frank Matenaar (drums) and Dario Treese (bass, keyboards). The band released some singles before on Fruits De Mer records in the early days of the record label, but then started their own Stoned Karma label for their releases. They now returned to Fruits De Mer with a special 7'' single (vinyl only) containing 3 covers. Three covers of relatively unknown and almost forgotten artists and bands.
The title track Colour your Mind was originally from Tyrnaround, an Australian band formed in 1985. They only released one album and a handful of cassettes and EP's, before disbanding after the death of their lead singer Michael Philips.
La Poupee Qui Fait Non (the doll that says 'No') is a song from 1966 by the French singer/ songwriter Michel Polnareff. Jimmy Page is said to play guitar on the original recording.
Optical Sound is a song by Human Expression, a band from Los Angeles that released only three singles in their short existence in 1966/ 1967. The song is about a bad LSD-experience.
Even though there are three different originals, it all sounds a bit like three times the same song. Vibravoid restricts itself to the clichés of the genre, without adding something unique.
** Erik Gibbels (edited by Esther Ladiges)
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