Vinyl LP repressing. In the late '60s, Pip Proud recorded two of the oddest records ever to come out of Australia-ADRENALINE & RICHARD and a BIRD IN THE ENGINE-before vanishing into obscurity for the better part of three decades. Often called the 'Australian Syd Barrett,' Proud actually released his second album in 1969, a year prior to THE MADCAP LAUGHS, and developed his indigenous Psychedelia in virtual isolation. A BIRD IN THE ENGINE is even rarer than his debut. From the extraordinary 'Eagle-Wise' to the remarkable title track (which includes the un-credited performance of a friend hitting a cardboard box with a microphone), Proud's unrestrained genius is laid bare, a delicate tension of simple melodies and maddening form. While other compilations of Proud's music have been released in recent years, this is the first time a BIRD IN THE ENGINE has been reissued in it's original format. Recommended for fans of Alvarius B., Donovan and Jandek.
A Fraying Space
She Says To Me
She Dwindles Her Fingers
A Bird In The Engine
There Is No Rest
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.