Strictly Personal Actetate

Strictly Personal Actetate

Ever since Don started complaining about the ‘bromo seltzer’ that had been added to the Strictly Personal album fans have wondered what it would have soundedRead More

Strictly Personal – reviews and ads in IT 1968

Strictly Personal – reviews and ads in IT 1968

IT #41, 4 – 17 October 1968 From John Peel’s ‘Perfumed Garden’ column in the legendary sixties ‘hippy’ newspaper IT (International Times). This review of StrictlyRead More

Strictly Personal – the inner sleeve

Strictly Personal – the inner sleeve

The front cover of Strictly Personal was, at the time, quite unusual although it didn’t really hint at the strangeness that lay within those vinyl grooves.Read More

Gary Marker on Strictly Personal

Gary Marker on Strictly Personal

The late Gary Marker, a jazz and session bassist at the time, was a close associate of Don Van Vliet during the 1960s. He produced someRead More

Trust Us lyrics

The path is the mask of love, a way, a way The flow is the task above today, There is no other way (repeat) You gottaRead More

Son Of Mirror Man – Mere Man lyrics

Mirror mirror mirror (repeat) mirror man mirror me(repeat) mirror man mirror than mirror man follow the band farther than you oh farther than me mirror mirrorRead More

Safe As Milk lyrics

Well my cigarette died when I washed my face Dropped some drops in an ashtray hit a wrong place Open up my blinds to see spiders spinningRead More

On Tomorrow lyrics

We’re all brothers of tomorrow (we won’t have to talk) we won’t need to talk We won’t need to walk on tomorrow Rush comes the loveRead More

Kandy Korn lyrics

Yellow and orange and Well they taste so good I want to eat ’em And they taste so good I get to need ’em Can-can-can-candy candyRead More

Gimme Dat Harp Boy lyrics

Gimme that harp boy Ain’t no fat man’s toy You hear what he is saying You hear he’s saying today Harp cry harp smiling Shiny moonRead More

Dirty Blue Gene – early version lyrics

Unreleased 1971 version Uh life(?) turned into a while ‘n’ then into a mile A shirt to work, a back to ache And someday we’ll smile, Oh,Read More

Beatle Bones ‘n’ Smokin’ Stones lyrics

Beatle bones ‘n’ smokin’ Stones The dry sands fall The strawberry mouth; strawberry moth; strawberry caterpillar Strawberry butterfly; strawberry fields The winged eel slither on theRead More

Strictly Personal releases

Strictly Personal releases

US Vinyl Releases 1968 US Original on Blue Thumb BTS1 The first release on this label named by Don and set up by the producer BobRead More

1999 vinyl release of “Strictly Personal”

A brand new audiophile vinyl re-issue of Strictly Personal, released on 29th November 1999. Track list Track list is the same as on previous versions. PressRead More

Strictly Personal discography

Strictly Personal discography

Recording details: Date – 25 April to 2 May 1968 Studio – Sunset Sound, Hollywood Producer – Bob Krasnow Engineer – Gene Shiveley, Bill Lazerus Musicians:Read More

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