documenting the optical sounds of '60s pop, Acid Punk & Psychedelia


Welcome to “Acid Revolver”, an online firearm loaded with only the finest psychedelic ammunition.

Here I will document psychedelia and acid punk throughout the decades, everything carefully curated from my extensive archive of 45s, albums and CDs.


I have reviewed thousands of records over the years. These reviews were posted on an ancient deleted blog but will be updated and refreshed here on Acid Revolver.


I will focus on reviews and articles published in sixties magazines. Written material and obscure photographs will be scanned and uploaded on Acid Revolver.

Several of the groups highlighted on Acid Revolver will be well-known Kings of the sixties music scene including Sunset Strip royalty, The Byrds.

However, most of the records reviewed from my archive will be from relatively unknown garage psych combos creating a scene in their own locale.

Please check out my podcast which has evolved from non-specific mixes to a focus on the 1967 records reviewed by Penny Valentine in her column for Disc & Music Echo.

So expect sixties classics, long-lost aural treasure and records that sank without trace during that fast-moving year of innovation, new ideas and transformation.

My podcast hosting service doesn’t allow lossless compression of digital audio, therefore all mind-bending sonic reveries will be converted into digital MP3 files in 320kbps clarity for the best in optical sound indoctrination.

I have mastered the mixes to make them sound “hot” like top 40 AM radio stations in the 1960s.

Strap yourself into your favourite hang-out and prepare for lift-off.  

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Colin Mason is a long-time vintage music magazine archivist and record collector specialising in mid-sixties Beat, Garage Punk and Psychedelia.

12 A.M. Alexis Korner Avengers Backdoor Men Bad Roads Barracudas Beeds Bill Wendry & the Boss Tweeds Blue Spectrum Boys From New York City Buckle Byrds Bystanders Calliope Caretakers of Deception Carnival Connection Cats Meow Cindermen Contents Are Count & the Colony Country Gentlemen Creeps Dolphin Electric Prunes Eric Burdon & the Animals Everly Brothers Evil I F.B.I. Faces In The Crowd Fantastic Dee-Jays Fantastic Zoo Flower Power Fogcutters Fridays Keepers Gary Lewis & the Playboys Giant Sunflower Gordon Waller Grassfire Green Telescope Guys Who Came Up From Downstairs Gypsys Hangmen Harbinger Complex High Tide His Majesty's Coachmen Hollies Hoppi & the Beau Heems Jay & the Americans John Walker Ken Smart Last Words Listen-In Loose Foos & the Fiberglass Cornflake Lulu Lynn La Salle Lyrics Mad Lads Marianne Faithfull MC Squared Mersey Men Miracle Workers Mo-Shuns Monkees Monopoly Mood Six Move Mustache Wax Neumans Night Crawlers Omegas Paper Lips Prodigal Rogues Roosters Search Searchers Sheds Simon & Garfunkel Simon Dupree & the Big Sound Small Faces Snaps Spiffys Standells Stone Country Strange Hands Sunshine Company Sunshine Reigns Teenage Record Collector Ten Tons Of Lies The Epicentre Of Jangle Turtles Vibrasonic Vice Barons Webs Willow Green Wishful Thinking Witch Doctors Worst Wylde Mammoths Yankee Dollar