Today we will be covering another song from the great Pebbles Vol. 3 compilation. For those looking for a starting point for delving into obscure psychedelia of the 1960s, this is the disc. Unlike many compilations that are dubbed 'psychedelic,' but end up really being more garage rock than anything else, Vol. 3 (titled: The Acid Gallery) lives up to expectations.
David Diamond was a DJ in Colorado when he recorded "The Diamond Mine" with the band Higher Elevation. The wolf howls opening the song are sign of things to come with this truly demented track. David Diamond doesn't sing, but more accurately speaks over the track in the standard, cheesy 1960s DJ manner. "Peanut butter fudge angel of love" and "the garden of man eating dandelions" are just some of the imagery used by David Diamond who preaches over a steady drumbeat, organ, and various sound effects.
"The Diamond Mine"