In honor of the fact that in just 9 days I will finally have the chance to see my beloved Ozric Tentacles live, I am officially bringing back ThErpsdays! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Ozrics, you are in for a serious wave of psychedelic euphoria! The band began in 1983 and released their first album, Erpsongs, on cassette only in 1985. The “Erp” theme has continued throughout the band’s 30+ year career, as they named their 1990 album Erpland, and the band’s fans refer to themselves as “Erpsters” in what has become an extremely strong and devoted community (See the Ozrics Facebook fan group called Ozric Tentacles… 30 Years of Erpsongs). Therefore, I have named my weekly dose of Ozrics “ThErpsdays,” and I will be sharing their music with you on a weekly basis.
I’m going to start you off with one from the band’s latest album, which came out this past May 2015. The album is called Technicians of the Sacred, and this song is called “Switchback.” Enjoy!