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The Lucid Dream were a UK psychedelic rock band hailing from Gloucester in the West Country. Some would describe their sound as ‘rural psychedelia’ others simple ‘a pop-sike nightmare’!

The group formed in the Summer of 1990 and by 1991 had already undertaken a UK tour supporting Echo and the Bunnymen and had the ‘Dippy’ 12 EP released on the Bunnymen’s Euphoric Records produced by the Bunnymen’s keyboard player Jake Brockman and legendary guitarist Will Sergeant. The group were beginning to make a name for themselves especially on the live circuit and building a great reputation. But by 1992 it had all gone to pot after a series of set-backs and not long after the bands last gig in London at The Robey they decided to call it a day in June 1992.

Luckily the band recorded a whole host of eight track demo’s (including some released on cassette only label Acid Tapes) and these along with the ‘Dippy’ EP make up the limited 100 edition release ‘Object Of Reality’. The Lucid Dream were Dave Battersby (vocals), Ant Walker (Guitar), Craig ‘Spadge’ Sparey (Keyboards) Andrew ‘Smurf’ Mirfin (Drums) and Andrew Watkins (Bass). Later on in the bands career John Page played live on rhythm guitar.

Reviews

Blurt Magazine 7 out of 10

The Big Takeover, Jacks’ top 25 reissues of 2012

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