Offered for sale is a U.S. copy of The Index, the first album by the Michigan garage/psych band of the same name.
About this copy: This copy of The Index is a 1984 reissue on Voxx Records of an album that was originally issued as a private pressing of 150 copies in 1968.
The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap. The disc is M- with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.
A nice copy of a scarce, raw psych classic that sells for thousands of dollars as an original pressing.
Background: Released in 1968, The Index, (also known as the “black album,”) was the first of two albums by the band of the same name from Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
The album was reportedly pressed in an edition of 150 copies that were mostly given to friends.
The album has achieved a cult following for its raw, unpolished sound.
Allmusic.com gave The Index a 4 star review:
A haunting psychedelic oddity that’s sort of a timewarp meeting place between the Byrds, Dick Dale, Hendrix, and the Velvet Underground. With their raw garage attack and over-the-top enthusiasm for feedback and wah-wah, the Index were very much of their time; with their brooding minimalism and savage, almost experimental electric guitar electronics, they sound oddly contemporary. Highlighted by the greatest cover of “Eight Miles High” ever attempted, and the closing instrumental bash of “Feedback,” which is fierce psychedelic guitar distortion pushed to its white-noise limit.
You can listen to “Turquoise Feline” here:
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