Our turntables have been getting a bit dusty recently since this gem came in. Index were a mid ’60s suburban Detroit band that dipped far into a bizarre, atmosphere–read “druggie”–sound. Black Album + Red Album + Yesterday & Today (from our pals at Lion Productions) collects their two holy grail psychedelic records (from 1967-68) coupled with a disc of recently discovered unreleased material, all from the original tapes.
This 2-CD set is filled with songs full of feedback and fuzzy guitars, hazy guitar riffs and loud rhythms. Hidden amongst the echoing canyons of sound there’s some snotty post-punk attitude wrapped up in that trippy velvet fuzz; a wonderful bleak sound, both droning and murky—the atonal side of late 1960’s rock that would leave the most lasting impression on those who would eventually become punk, post-punk and indie rock artists like Joy Division or the Fall.
Includes a 32-page booklet, written by Index drummer Jim Valice, detailing the band’s rock and roll adventures, replete with photos and lyrics.
Pick up Index Black Album + Red Album + Yesterday & Today HERE!