VELVET SEED - 'Flim Flam Man' / 'Sharon Patterson' (M.A.I. 201) 1968
According to Fuzz, Acid And Flowers Velvet Seed hailed from Maine, USA. They even have, according to the writer, unreleased recordings including a take of Gene Clark's 'Feel A Whole Lot Better.' Hopefully this information is correct and one day these 'lost' recordings are released.
'Flim Flam Man' credited to Bourassa - Levesgue is a total winner. It's got a fast pace that never slows from the start to finish with pumping bass runs, wild guitars and weird trippy sci-fi noises. Sounds like bubblegum and psychedelia all at the same time...I've never heard anything quite so hip especially with the male/female vocals soaring over the lysergic layers of noise. Sadly, this was the B-Side and was probably never even heard/played in the 60s.
The other side is 'Sharon Patterson', a sweet psych ballad with femme fatale vocals. Really great ringing guitar on this one, quite laid back and another sunshine pop tripper to add to those undiscovered gems.