Joe Byrd & The Field Hippies
"Leisure World"

Joe Byrd's project was to create avant-garde rock and roll. With the Field Hippies and with his earlier band The United States of America, he artfully blended cultural criticism with psychedelia. I think his sound is a rarely mentioned influence on bands such as Broadcast. I was surprised to find out that there actually is a Leisure World in southern California. Creepy.


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