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Various – Tickets For Doomsday: Heavy Psychedelic Funk, Soul Ballads & Dirges

Now-Again Records’ official 2021 Black Friday Record Store Day release. 

Now-Again Records’ follow up to one of its most well-loved compilations, Forge Your Own Chains, with another batch of rare, largely uncompiled – and sometimes barely heard – heavy psych-rock and funk. Pounding drums, scathing fuzz guitar and morose, contemplative lyrics will bring you up on a downer.

Tickets For Doomsday, as the title hints, is and rumination on what might befall the human race – made especially salient by the past year’s trials and tribulations – as performed by prison funk ensembles, Indonesian hippies, Krautrock legends, Icelandic prog-rock bands and even Bay Area rap catalyst E-40’s uncle, the man to first distribute Master P’s No Limit Records, and the creator of this album’s title track, St. Charles “Chucky” Thurman. A unique and compelling listen, and surely a worthy companion for these times.

A Side
1. Golden Wing – Hari Yang Mulya
2. Beybonlar – Nenni?
3. Icecross – Sad Sad Man
4. Paternoster – Realization
5. Christopher – In Your Time

B Side
1. Chucky Thurmon – Tickets For Doomsday
2. Upheaval – Paradise Lost
3. DR Hooker – The Bible
4. Jean and Donella – Get Ready (For That Day)