Brian Ruud - From A Bum Trip To... The Trip Beyond
Original release: Trip Beyond no #, 1971
Produced by Trip Beyond Records, Texas
Narration by Brian Ruud, with uncredited intro
Comments: Pretty unbelievable mess of reformed Canuck ex-junkie/convict Christian telling his life's story to an empty recording studio. 100% phony-sounding applause and laughter support a chaotic string of street punk anecdotes jumping strangely from minute details to grand sweeping statements. Some of it sounds invented, while excited stories on getting beaten up and stabbed ring of truth. To cap it off, tasteless jokes appear when you least expect them, all with an unfunny and unpleasant nature remarkably similar to Rupert Pupkin's surreal routine in Scorsese's "King Of Comedy".
Details on his drug use are suspiciously vague, though we are treated to some fun stats on the local Texas teenage scene. Not a pure LSD casualty LP, but good creepy fun and less brainwashed/depressing than Tom Mahairas.
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