The Outfield and the Fascination with Phase
- Category: Mixes
- Published: Tuesday, 08 July 1997 00:00
My fascination with phase started when I heard Itchycoo Park by the Small Faces for the first time. I played it over and over until the 45 could take no more. About a minute into the song during the bridge the lyrics invite the wooshing effect created by two identical sources just milliseconds apart.
"I feel inclined to blow my mind,Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun...They all come out to groove about, Be nice and have fun in the sun" at the end of the song the phase continues. I defy you to find a more groovy 60s track. Of course Tomorrow Never Knows by the Beatles is the greatest psychedelic track of all time with an opening verse more seductive than any drug, "Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream." But Itchycoo park would have been the theme song to Ferris Bueler's Day Off if that movie had been made about twenty years earlier