Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

Beatniks and Hipsters ’71 – Music for Beatniks and Hipsters

Written by Christopher • May 16th, 2008
Beatniks and Hipsters ’71 – Music for Beatniks and Hipsters

As the title suggests we are moving away from lush cocktail parties, stewardesses and martinis for a while to go down one flight of stairs into the world of swingers, beatniks, hipsters and cool cats. Welcome to the “Electric Psychedelic Swingers Pussycat Club”, Carnaby Street, London – were we play psychedelic rock and pop from the late ’60s and early ’70s until the break of dawn.

Trying something different this time, but I hope that you will enjoy it and have as much fun as I did. I wanted it to sound like the songs were recorded live at the club so I have processed them to make them sound heavier and a bit dirty. They are mixed as one long 70 minute set but I have included a alternative download with the tracks separated for those who prefer that instead. This time I have also tried to list the year the song was published in the ID3 data for those who are interested. As always, play it loud, enjoy and give feedback if you like it. Yeah baby!


01. Intro – Entering the Club
02. Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense And Peppermints
03. The Fleur De Lys – Circles
04. Pearls Before Swine – These Things Too
05. Pink Floyd – Matilda Mother
06. The Carrie Nations – Find It
07. Strawberry Alarm Clock – Hummin’ Happy
08. Tinkerbell’s Fairydust – Twenty Ten
09. Roger Nichols & The Small Circle of Friends – Don’t Take Your Time
10. Jack Arel and Jean Claude Petit – Strange Galaxy
11. Tommy James – Draggin’ The Line
12. The Attack – Neville Thumbcatch
13. Alan Hawkshaw – Beat Boutique
14. Pink Floyd – Julia Dream
15. Strawberry Alarm Clock – Birds In My Tree
16. The Attack – We Can Take It
17. The Open Mind – Cast A Spell
18. Michel Legrand – 14 Juillet 70
19. The Who – My Generation
20. Groep 1850 – Little Fly
21. Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
22. King Crimson – In The Wake of Poseidon
23. The Bunch – Looking Glass Alice
24. London Underground – Mind the Doors
25. Soft Machine – Dada was Here

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A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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