Link to download Weaponised Psychedelics Mix Tape
ULSA presents the sound of Folk Streams, listening notes:
- Alex Stewart, a cooper, explains what kind of wood is required to make an effective water containing vessel (it must be 1st class).
- Explosions and machinery noise in mechanised railway construction are heard, to be contrasted with 10.
- Don Stover plays an untitled bluegrass.
- Black schoolgirls demonstrate their chants in an LA playground. During this song, the girls form two lines facing each other while individuals take turns dancing down the middle, a prefiguration of the hit TV show "Soul Train".
- Work songs of Black Prisoners, sung while axe-felling trees under the gaze of Texas prison guards.
- Rare footage and sound from a Southern Baptist sermon. Spontaneous gospel singing and a woman screaming, possessed, can be heard.
- A member of an East Tennessee evangelical church talks about taking up serpents, being bitten, and faith.
- A contemporary college fraternity activity, "Stepping", is described and recorded.
- Runaway teenagers in San Fransisco rap about the day-to-day; a young skinhead exposits his ideological development.
- Railway workers (gandy dancers) relate the songs sung to keep time when hammering railway spikes and levering tracks in to true. Several songs are heard, along with the highly rhythmical hammering technique employed.
- Fife and drum player Orthar Turner plays a self made flute and talks about this obscure Mississippi-based party music. The relations of polyrhythms in certain African forms, contemporary techno, and this here music are notable.