1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

891. The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter – The Incredible String Band


Brief Background:  The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter was recorded in December of 1967 and released in March of 1968.

What I think: Oooh my goodness! This is one of the worst things I’ve ever heard. Sitar heavy, Celtic hippy folk crap describes it pretty well. The guttural sounds on “Swift as the Wind” literally made me feel nauseous. I wish I could say there was no redeeming quality to this album, but the first three minutes of the fourteen minute “A Very Cellular Song” are at least listenable. Listen to it…. I dare you. If you make it through I’ll buy you a drink!


Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? Are we trying to force the mice out of the  basement… then sure play this loud and they will quickly scurry away.

Rating (Out of 5): 0

Amazon Review (Out of 5):5

Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (88/111)

Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 79%


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