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Lenny Kaye & Harsh Toke – Live At Roadburn 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Lenny Kaye - High priest of Mind-Melt (photo: JJ Koczan)

Lenny Kaye – High priest of Mind-Melt (photo: JJ Koczan)

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Lenny Kaye & Harsh Toke – Live At Roadburn 2014 – VPRO-3VOOR12

Festival Season is here – going from one Spring gathering-of-the-tribes to the next – tonight it’s former Patti Smith guitarist-now-High-Priest-of-Mind-Melt, Lenny Kaye, joining forces with Harsh Toke in concert at Roadburn 2014, recorded just a few days ago by the venerable VPRO and their local radio outlet 3VOOR12 in Amsterdam.

Any notions that Psychedelia is dead are quickly dispelled about 10 seconds into this set. Kaye and the band go from one high-voltage mind-excursion to the next in a numbing wall-of-sound that only lets up toward the end when Lenny introduces the band – and then it’s back into the soup for the final sprint to the finish.

Not something you want to listen to if you’re in the mood for calm, peaceful and mellow – this one is jet-propelled and I would imagine they did some hearing damage during the live concert.

But if you feel adventuresome tonight, and don’t want to wait for the weekend, then have at it – especially if you don’t feel like going to sleep anytime soon.

Enjoy.

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