Saturday, 13 August 2011

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out (1966)

This CD release of Dr. Leary’s "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" is the first ever reissue of the ESP-Disk’ vinyl edition originally released in1966. This unadorned spoken word recording of the 60’s icon, Timothy Leary ("the most dangerous man alive"), was recorded at the famous Millbrook, New York estate just before his famous residency was ended by repeated raids and arrests by G. Gordon Liddy. Though the album title, Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out, became a clichéd rallying cry for a whole generation, it was presented to the public here for the first time. In this document he presents his ideas on drugs, current events and cultural phenomena, with recollections of earlier experiences and experiments; all delivered in a straight ahead, quiet manner even though the content is downright subversive and confrontational. An absolute must for anyone interested in the 1960’s or countercultural thinking of any era.