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Moog subpage: Mort Garson LPs & 45s


The Word: Mort Garson produced records of many kinds but is best known today for his series of far-out occult Moog records. It started with the landmark Zodiac Cosmic Sounds, the first, best-selling commercial pop Moog record, and continued through Plantasia, which has been attracting all kinds of attention on YouTube lately. Whether the theme is plant growth, Satanic rituals, or the Wizard of Oz gone hippie, the several records by Mort Garson are fantastic joys, like no others.

Further below: Mort Garson 45s

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Mort Garson & Jacques Wilson: The Wozard of Iz; A&M SP-4156; 1968; E/N- S $150 (or white-label promo V+/N S $125, specify) -- Moog/concept/spoken/STRANGE!!!; legendary and in great demand; far and away the hippest spoken/Moog LP ever (farther out than Zodiac Cosmic Sounds but not as dated--this one's forever way ahead of its time)--along with Moog Indigo and Tom Dissevelt's stuff it's one of the first records on this page we recommend adamantly to all (and we get really excited about buying it in the field--partly just for the excuse to listen again); produced by Bernie Krause; "Word-Man" Jacques Wilson's very clever, "Oz"-on-acid, anti-materialistic, freakout "Odyssey"--DJs should covet the pulsing, electronic mind-blower "Leave the Driving to Us"; here's the whole lineup: Prologue, Leave the Driving to Us, Upset Strip, Never Follow the Yellow-Green Road, Thing-a-Ling (Scared Crow), In-Man, Man with the Word (Lyin' Coward), They're Off to Find the Wozard, Blue Poppy, I've Been Over the Rainbow, Big Sur, Killing of the Witch, Finale


Mort Garson's Electronic Hair Pieces; A&M SP-4209; 1969; cutout N-/N S $90 (or cutout E/N- S $75, specify) (or uncut V+/E+ S $60, specify) (or white-label promo V+/E- S $45, specify) -- occult Moog/instrumental; the greatest of the Moog "Hair" LPs, long obscure but eventually made famous when featured on the cover of "Incredibly Strange Music"; whatever, it's great Garson Moog! (and it's taken us years to stock up this well on it, so have at it while they last/while you can)


"Z" w/Mort Garson: Music for Sensuous Lovers; Anthem/Sensuous Records 5800; 1971; E/N- S $50 -- Moog/sex; the ultimate "squeaky-bedsprings" LP (SEX and MOOG!), hilarious yet intriguing; sides simply titled "Climax 1" and "Climax 2" feature extemporaneous, otherworldly Moog noodling (really great, as it's the occult-Moog master and he's free to do as he likes, in a sort of free-form electronic space jazz) and it has the obligatory female moaning (and such enthusiastic interjections as "You turn me on!") needed emanating from every space-age bachelor pad; in other words, it's total Moog-porn tuneage, as you might otherwise only get hints of in the soundtrack of a sleazy European sex farce involving space babes (except this is far better, since it's a real record)


Mort Garson & Jacques Wilson: "Signs of the Zodiac" series: Libra; A&M SP-4211; 1969; Unipak gatefold; E-/E- S $15 -- Moog/occult/zodiac; hip/groovy/funny astrology spoken word w/Moog background by the master, paired w/the great "Word Man" Jacques Wilson (words on Wozard of Iz)


Mort Garson & Jacques Wilson: "Signs of the Zodiac" series: Gemini; A&M SP-4213; 1969; Unipak gatefold; E/E+ S $15 -- Moog/occult/zodiac; hip/groovy/funny astrology spoken word w/Moog background by the master, paired w/the great "Word Man" Jacques Wilson (words on Wozard of Iz)


Mort Garson & Jacques Wilson: "Signs of the Zodiac" series: Virgo; A&M SP-4216; 1969; Unipak gatefold; white-label promo E+/E+ S $20 -- Moog/occult/zodiac; hip/groovy/funny astrology spoken word w/Moog background by the master, paired w/the great "Word Man" Jacques Wilson (words on Wozard of Iz)


Mort Garson & Jacques Wilson: "Signs of the Zodiac" series: Aquarius; A&M SP-4221; 1969; Unipak gatefold; white-label promo E-/N- S $20 (or E/E+ S $15, specify) -- Moog/occult/zodiac; hip/groovy/funny astrology spoken word w/Moog background by the master, paired w/the great "Word Man" Jacques Wilson (words on Wozard of Iz)


Mort Garson 45s & EPs


Mort Garson & Jacques Wilson: (Prologue from) The Wozard of Iz/same; A&M 962; white-label promo N $30 -- rare single(!) from the legendary, very scarce LP (A&M SP-4156), far and away the hippest spoken/Moog LP ever; produced by Bernie Krause; definitely one for the "Jukebox of the Gods"


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