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hedgehogs and mad hatters
you can all join in
for the benefit of mr. kite
Incredible String Band
the song has no ending
Eric Clapton
Fairport Convention
liege & lief
i can ride my bike around the room
Mabel Greer's Toyshop
signs and wonders
the 14 hour technicolour dream
John Peel
clowns, lullabies and butterflies
El Pea
Burnin' Red Ivanhoe
A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
Family: Music In A Doll's House

Wild Welsh Women

"I suddenly heard a loud and dissonant gabbling........ Wild looked the men,
yet wilder the women....."

As Regards The Air and Others

A.  Hedgehog

Now this may seem like a site dedicated to psychedelica and British psychedelica at that, but that's not wholly the case, while many aspects of that particular era will be covered in the next few pages we're not going to forget what has come to be known to us as Faith, Folk and Anarchy, named for the trio of usual suspects, Steve Knightley (Show of Hands), Martyn Joseph and Tom Robinson(yes we will be reprinting our Faith Folk and Anarchy page on this site), A good case in point is the top banner on this, the opening page, Wild Welsh Women, now while it's half the band that are women, they certainly can be wild, and they're most definitely Welsh. Another most definitely Welsh band we'll take a look at is Blue Horses, now here's a band the rocks, rolls and reels usually all at the same time.

"Oh My Goodness, it's a hedgehog!"

Well, with that brief preamble, welcome to this, Layers Of The Onion. Layer upon layer upon.....well you get the idea. As we said at the top we'll be covering the British psychedelic scene, but not neccessarily in any chronological order, what ever occurs to us at any given moment, or whatever we find, it'll be inserted into the site at that particular  moment. Hedgehogs, Mad Hatters, hamsters even and, of course, John Peel, anything and everything, a hodge-podge, a miscellany, a scrapbook, call it what you will. There'll be some familiar names, to those who've visited our other websites, simply because their careers started in the late sixties. There'll be names we haven't yet covered and that we felt should be, now we have an appropriate website to house them. Music, musical events, the weird and the wonderful, if we can find it, we'll give it a home here........... Enjoy!
Bright Blessings

come dice with chance......

By Robin Williamson

Arise, arise and follow me
as best you can
Come follow me, my measured dance
Come see my circus, come dice with chance
Now you are come beneath my sway
Who once was as the daylight gay
Here's rights and wrongs
and reasons why
A time to live
A time to die

I was your slave, now you are mine
I am Time, I am Time.

Experience will teach you what you may
and what you may not do
I'll teach you to forget the truths
you always knew
See what might be,
See what might have been
Though you yourself created me,
Your own mistake has set me free

I was your slave, now you are mine
I am Time, I am Time.

Come See My Circus......

the music you hear:
from the album U
The Incredible String Band

no not THAT kind of
a look back at the career
of David Attenborough
from the BBC, naturally.

Still Life With Mad Hatter and Dormouse

Our Other Music Websites

the sixties music scene
in Birmingham.UK,
and very much a companion
site to this one

our website about the music
of Jon Anderson,
lead singer with Yes

the greatest of them all
and still going at it.

the roots of music in
Britain and America

Steeleye Span
the Ashley Hutchings years
three incredible albums
and one live one,
which is equally incredible 

"The Guv'nor"
master musician

the British Music  scene
from the late fifties to
the middle sixties

Chris de Burgh
Ireland's master storyteller
and all round
incredible singer

from Birmingham, well
most of them are, and still
going from strength to strength

a visual look at the music
composed by Jeff Wayne
plus a forth coming complete
e-text of the novel by

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the content of external websites.
except our own of course.

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