UK Label to release lost West-Coast psychadelia album. The moral of the story? Keep your master tapes!
Ninja Tune are set to release a 37-year old pyschadelic album from a family of Beach Boys collaborators. Money for old rope? Think again.
Blue Forces Intelligence was recorded by The Dragons - brothers Doug, Daryl and Dennis (we’re not making this up) in 1970. But record-execs didn’t smell a hit, and the masters never saw the light of day.
Fast forward to 2007 and Ninja Tune designer DJ Food comes accross a track by The Dragons called ‘Food for My Soul’ on a psychadelia compilation LP. Instantly impressed, the masters are sent on to the desk of Ninja Tune, who can scarcely believe their ears and decide to give the record a release.
So finally, the album sees the light of day. Far more than a historical curio, this is sure to make prime after-hours listening when it’s released on the 27th August.