Boa Constrictor & A Natural Vine Rare 1968 Acid Folk LP
  £   43
  $   51


£ 43 Sold For
May 21, 2009 Sold Date
May 11, 2009 Start Date
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<?xml:namespace prefix = st2 /><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />George Figgs & Ben Syfu - Boa Constrictor & A Natural Vine

This is the monster rare, impossible to find UK original pressing with laminated cover from 1968 on Vanguard Apostolic, Catalogue No. SVRL 19042.

This little known gem was the only record that this psych-folk duo ever recorded  for Vanguard Apostolic.  It has all the elements one looks for in that genre and few others as well. There are some really deranged, acid-drenched compositions like Devil & the Ace of Spades (with its backward tape loops, mournful sax, and downer guitar strumming) as well as dissonant, freaky, rocking, blues numbers like Time is Money. Their music, while it owes something to other folk-experimentalists from the late 60s is also inspired by classic, country blues and at times they come off as a sort of hippie ancestor of garage-blues-rock duos like the Bassholes or Black Keys.

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Side A

1. Little David

2. Pig Quick-Finger

3. Devil & the Ace of Spades

4. Son of Kong

5. Down Child

Side B

6. Time is Money

7. Alligator Man

8. Sundown Stick

9. Don't Try To Hide from the Lightning

10. Build Your Wall




The sleeve is in great condition – it is clean with just light storage wear, there is no writing, no tears or sticker marks, no seam splits and the spine is intact with fully legible writing.


The record has clean labels with no writing, no tears or sticker marks and little sign of spindle wear.


The vinyl retains a nice sheen with only light surface marks visible under a strong light.  It plays really well throughout with no jumps, pops or clicks.


Vinyl: Plays near to mint



Graded as being in EX condition throughout – a really nice copy to add to your collection.







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