Thursday, September 1, 2011

1966-The Godz 8mm film

Wow! 8mm footage of the Godz in 1966 by experimental filmmaker Jud Yalkut, who at the time worked with the members of the band at Sam Goody.  See the Godz as they play, watch football, have a party, dance, get high and eat cornflakes!  Notice the Fugs poster in the background at one point.  The soundtrack is a medley of the incredibly hypnotic "Lay in the Sun" that segues into "Turn On", both songs from their 1966 debut on ESP records Contact High With the Godz.  Like many I was turned on to the Godz by the Lester Bang's piece "Do the Godz Speak Esperanto" which you can find in the anthology of his writings edited by Greil Marcus- Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung.

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