Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Country Joe & The Fish – Electric Music… (1967) [Orig. US Stereo LP]

Country Joe & The Fish – Electric Music For The Mind And Body (1967)
Original 1967 USA Stereo Pressing: Vanguard ‎VSD•79244 (discogs)
~ThePoodleBites Rip in 96kHz/24bit + full scans~

Multiple versions of this album have been ripped a number of times: I've seen the mono version thrice, and a stereo repressing from the '80s once as well, but I still have not found a rip of this original stereo pressing, which I personally see as the (currently) definitive version of the original stereo mix. So it’s a good thing I found this nice copy in the dollar bin. The EQ (or lack thereof) here is perfect to me. The 2013 CD has this mix, but it is extremely noise-reduced, compressed, limited, poorly equalized, and all sorts of bad; so this rip is necessary.

Track Listing:
  1. "Flying High" – 2:38
  2. "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine" – 4:21
  3. "Death Sound Blues" – 4:23 - Labeled as "Death Sound" on the mono version of the album
  4. "Happiness Is a Porpoise Mouth" – 2:48 - Labeled as "Porpoise Mouth" on the mono version of the album
  5. "Section 43" – 7:23
  6. "Superbird" – 2:04
  7. "Sad and Lonely Times" – 2:23
  8. "Love" (Joe McDonald, Barry Melton, David Cohen, Bruce Barthol, John Francis Gunning, Gary Hirsh) – 2:19
  9. "Bass Strings" – 4:58
  10. "The Masked Marauder" – 3:10
  11. "Grace" – 7:03

Vinyl Condition: VG++ / NM-
Dynamic Range: DR12
– Audio-Technica AT150MLx Dual Moving-Magnet Cartridge
– Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Direct Drive Professional Turntable (internal stock preamp/ADC removed)
– TCC TC-754 RIAA Phono Preamp (new regulated power supply, added LM7812 regulator)
– Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 MkII (96kHz / 24bit)
– Adobe Audition CC 2017.0.2 (recording)
– iZotope RX 6 Audio Editor (light declick, remove subsonic rumble)
– Audacity 2.1.2 (fades between tracks, split tracks)
– Foobar2000 v1.3.14 (tagging, dynamic range analysis)

Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2HCgdPZLIqXSlFHcUJ2YjNPVGM?usp=sharing
Enjoy, and as always, comments are appreciated & welcomed! 🙂


  1. Great Sounding Rip~! Thank You!

  2. Another terrific rip - it saved me doing my own, so many thanks.

  3. WOW ...Your rip of Section 43 is outstanding !!!

  4. Many, many thanks from Spain for a great album