Lyn La Salle

Randee Ram-Jet / Takin' Life Easy

Hy-Nibble: 824H-9241

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  • Artist: Lyn La Salle
  • A Side: Randee Ram-Jet
  • B Side: Takin' Life Easy
  • Label: Hy-Nibble
  • Format: 45s

Condition

Condition

  • Vinyl Condition: E
  • Label Condition: E+
  • Sleeve Condition: E+

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Description


Description

The lone 1967 single for Minnesota psyche/rock artist from the port city of Duluth. On it's seldom-seen first local label, with a quirky eye-catching design, for Dutch Hamilton's D.I.Y. label of just 3 releases all of which have a "cult" following.. .

Two strong sides "Takin' Life Easy" was the chosen a-side in 1967.

But we lead with uplifting psyche/rock flipside, with the weird title of "Randee Ram-Jet". Heavily utilizing the in-vogue "Ravi Shankah" instrument of choice; which infiltrated Rock music during 1967, "The Sitar" was becoming the "in" sound, with George Harrison particularly highlighting its uses within '67 rock music.

Lyn La Salle's recording sound much more like a group than a single artist, infuses wonderful psychedelic decoration for the song, from the first notes to the last The Sitar plays a major part in this atmospheric mix of guitar, sitar and group vocals. Good tune, no wonder it enjoys an underground following.

The chosen a-side "Takin' Life Easy" has tones of Haight - Ashbury flower-power with early hints of "Donovan" quickly lost as the zipping strings strengthen the production.

Two great indie sides from 1967, on this most inspiring label design, that is rarely seen for sale, as it's first local imprint "Hy-Nibble" which was later picked up by "dill as dishwater" A&M for national release that completely failed.

Condition Report

Two clean art-labels, vinyl reveals soft surface blemishes, but plays with only soft background, with the music dominating and coming through crisp and clear.

A Side

  • Title: Randee Ram-Jet

    B Side

  • Title: Takin' Life Easy
  • Year: 1967
  • City: Duluth, Minnesota

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