The Fix List: Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills band members Tres Warren and Elizabeth Hart have generously spared time around the release of their album Inner Journey Out to put together a seasonally burning hot ‘Heatwave’ playlist of their favourite tracks. The New York duo’s album traverses the psych-rock landscape carved throughout their career, taking pilgrimages into country, blues, gospel, and jazz. You can catch them live on their European, including British tour.

R.L. Burnside - 'Let My Baby Ride'


All of the tracks on this record, 'Come On In' just make you wanna move. It must be the Mississippi heat.

Les Paul and Mary Ford - 'Besame Mucho'


This track is on an old taped recording from the radio show that Les Paul and Mary Ford had in the 1950s that I've been listening to recently, every version of this song is sizzling.

The Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane presents: Foxtrot Sierra's Surfin Krautlifornia - ‘Gong In'


The bass on this song has such a sick groove, that's enough for me.

Seventy-Two Nations - 'Dadawah'


I've been jamming this record a lot lately, it sets a chill mood that I feel like hanging out in for a while

Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn - 'Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man'


"With a Louisiana woman waiting on the other side, the Mississippi river don't seem to wide.” Probably not the best place to cool off though.

Dennis Wilson - 'Rainbows'


Love this song. It makes me feel warm inside but not too hot.

Relatively Clean Rivers - 'Hello Sunshine'


Mysterious music by an even more mysterious guy, Phil Pearlman.



The Byrds - 'Hungry Planet'


Co-written by Kim Fowley and complete with fake earthquake sounds, prefigures global warming by 30 or so years. Great rock ‘n’ roll song too.



Prince - 'Darling Nikki'


I've had Prince on heavy rotation since his death, and this classic is smoking.



Royal Trux - 'Waterpark'


Good one to cool down to when it gets too hot.


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