The almighty Twink’s magnum opus, Think Pink, a UK psychedelic monster gem. One of my early gateways to the psychedelic underground. Atmospheric, moody/gloomy, and trippy as all hell, all coming from the man who was in Pretty Things, Tomorrow, Pink Fairies. Even the zany silly moments I love. An essential in my book :)
Favorite track: Tiptoe On The Highest Hill.
I feel my legs on space surfing in mars surface for most of time, and I grab sucessfully the stereo effect in my earphones. Simply amazing album here with good potential for the next works! Keep on Spreadin' the awesome psychedelic sound wave!
Favorite track: The Coming Of The Other One.
"If you want to walk on the wild side of psychedelia, look no further than the solo debut from former Pretty Things/future Pink Fairies drummer John Adler, aka Twink. Think Pink isn’t so much a collection of songs as it is an experience, surrounding folky acid trips like “10,000 Words in a Cardboard Box” and “Suicide” with phase-shifted noise collages like “Mexican Grass War,” instrumental freak outs like “Dawn of Magic,” and the lava-lamp-lit sonic orgy “Fluid.” Sometimes it feels like proto-space rock, sometimes like audio from an Antonioni film, sometimes like nothing you’ve heard before—even almost 50 years after its release." -Bandcamp, 2018
"THINK PINK is one of the great records of the original psychedelic era. It uses all those classic psychedelic effects, a lot of phase-shifting and panning, but to great effect. It sucks you in and messes with your head. It’s well-produced, but it’s weird... Twink was a genuine freak, he was living the radical lifestyle to the full." -Ripley Johnson, Moon Duo
"A prime mover on the Ladbroke Grove scene in west London, Twink (born John Alder) played with the Pretty Things, Syd Barrett and Hawkwind. And just before forming Pink Fairies, he recorded this mighty mind-howl of frazzled guitars, pounding drums, mystical proclamations and ecstatic hollering." -Guardian, 2017
"Twink's very presence in the late 1960s to the 1970s is a badge of honour for pre-punk rock that lived on the outskirts of one's sensibility... THINK PINK is an album of mayhem and I suspect an exotic amount of drugs that went into the kitchen that made this aural meal. Twink is a drummer who eventually joined The Pink Fairies and The Pretty Things. The other musicians that make a creative mark on this album are Paul Rudolph, who became a member of The Pink Fairies as well as ending up backing up Eno on his first solo album and live tour. The other musician is Steve Took, who was once a member of Marc Bolan's Tyrannosaurus Rex (T Rex). Together with Twink's girlfriend 'Silver' (with producer Mick Farren & other "heavy friends".. -ed.), they made this anarchy in the studio into an interesting album... I can't imagine a serious record collector not having this album in their collection." -Tosh Berman
released August 15, 2020
Art Direction – Diogenic Attempts Ltd.
Bass – Honk, John Junior Wood
Drums – Viv Prince
Effects [Vocal], Vocals, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Horns – Steve Peregrin Took
Lead Guitar – Victor Unitt
Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Chimes – Paul Rudolph
Percussion, Effects [Vocal], Handclaps – The Pink Fairies Motorcycle Club And All Star Rock And Roll Band
Photography By – Hipgnosis
Piano – Wally Allen
Sitar, Mellotron – Jon Povey
Vocals, Percussion – Boss Goodman
Vocals, Tabla, Drums, Effects [Vocal], Congas, Acoustic Guitar, Producer – Twink
Voice – Knights Of The Fairy Sword
Voice, Producer – Mick Farren
John Alder, better known as Twink, is an English drummer, singer and songwriter who was a central figure in the 1960's UK
psychedelic movement - playing in groups such as Tomorrow, Pretty Things, Pink Fairies & Stars w/ Syd Barrett. His most recent album is 2019's THINK PINK IV: Return To Deep Space, which has been met with critical acclaim by the likes of NPR Radio and Shindig Magazine!...more