9. A RAINBOW IN CURVED AIR – TERRY RILEY
Bought this when it came out in 1969/70. Had no idea what it would sound like just liked the sleeve and the blurb. I devoured music at that time and this was one gamble that paid off. There was obviously no internet, I wasn’t really aware of John Peel’s Perfumed Garden radio show so my friends and I would gamble on a different album nearly every week. Thankfully, the labels were putting out cheap samplers like Fill Your Head With Rock and Bumpers which were invaluable in sorting the wheat from the chaff. No-one ever believes me but I have never owned a Led Zeppelin album nor a Black Sabbath one. I didn’t need to. I heard them in a friends bedroom and thought “Nah! Not for me”.
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