Offered for sale is a U.S. copy of The Index, the second album by the Michigan garage/psych band of the same name.
About this copy: This copy of The Index is a 1991 reissue on Sears Records of an album that was originally issued as a private pressing of 200 copies in 1968.
The cover is M-. 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 “red album,”) was the second of two albums by the band of the same name from Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
The album was reportedly pressed in an edition of 200 copies that were mostly given to friends.
The album has achieved a cult following for its raw, unpolished sound.
Index took a softer, though equally moody, approach for their second album (which was untitled). The squalling psychedelic workouts are largely pushed aside by pensive ballads. The muddy, muffled acoustics and the brooding, solipsistic compositions create a feeling of unbearable melancholy, akin to stranded astronauts singing to themselves while looking at their planetary homes from afar, or a seriously acid-damaged take on the early Bee Gees (who in fact are covered here not once, but twice).
You can listen to “Break Out” here:
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