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Album Cover
False Memory Lane
The Galileo 7
FPLP001
Released: May 26, 2014
Label: Fools Paradise
Track Listing
1 Don't follow me
2 My cover is blown
3 You're not dreaming
4 False Memory Lane
5 Nobody told you
6 Don't know what I'm waiting for
7 I'm still here
8 Tide's rising
9 Fools
10 Don't want to know
11 Little by little

Liner Notes

The vinyl comes with a CD-EP 'Mere Self Anomaly' featuring 3 bonus tracks, plus a download code.

Also be available on CD and download.

Reviews

"..manage to both exhibit their influences... and innovate on ...those influences..."
Musos' Guide
False Memory Lane is the work of a band enjoying the freedom & time that not being a household name confers on them. They deserve as much success as the next guy sure but they're not losing sleep over the fact that it's not yet caught up with them. [Read More...]
'Highly entertaining and great fun'
The Ptolemaic Terrascope
"On the band's third album 'Down Memory Lane' eleven groovy, catchy, vaguely retro, organ-infused pop-tastic songs hove into view, opening with the inspiring and upbeat 'Don't Follow Me,' to which I say, `Tune!" [Read More...]
'..there is not a duff track on this album and definitely a must...
New Untouchables
The songs display all the finest qualities of that area of popular music where the likes of Ray Davies reside. Classically English and (dare I say it?) working class. [Read More...]
Although harkening back to the 60s, they are not stuck in a time warp
Expose
Each song is different, but they all complement each other. There are fuzzed guitars, organ-driven songs, and phased vocal harmonies enough to please lovers of 60s Brit psych. Though harkening back to the 60s, they are not stuck in a time warp, many of the songs have an aura of contemporary psych-pop bands like The Luck of Eden Hall et al. [Read More...]
Allan Crockford - Interview
Penny Black Music
Galileo 7’s latest album ‘False Memory Lane’ is a rewarding listen. Its 1960s rooted psychedelic pop rock jangle is both evocative and refreshing. [Read More...]
"False Memory Lane" easily qualifies for the top five of this years neo-sixties albums
Ox Fanzine
All things considered, "False Memory Lane" easily qualifies for the top five of this years neo-sixties albums [Read More...]
... an intriguing listen. Resistance is futile.
Prog Magazine
The reflective, haunting title track False Memory lane is underpinned with Mellotron akin to the Moody Blues' Days Of Future Passed and elsewhere the songs are tuneful and energetic, switching from dreamy Syd Barrett vocals and whimsical organ to the rapid fire of 'phasers set to stun' on Tide's Rising. [Read More...]
sharp, edgy but exuberant pop tunes with a blissful 1960's resonance
Penny Black Music
Allan Crockford as a songwriter can at times speak with a touch of light cynicism, but the 60's pop sounds of the Galileo 7 nevertheless seem to shine brightly and buoyantly. [Read More...]
"one of the summer's best under-the-radar releases"
Harmonic Distortion
With a catchy set of tunes, (driven by the sort of melodies Noel Gallagher would love to have written), plenty of bah-bah-bahs in the backing vocals, acoustic textures and vintage Mellotron upping the soft-psych quota, it's one of the summer's best under-the-radar releases. [Read More...]
"..Sublime..."
Rumore
If Galileo 7 were a band of kids many would talk about them, maybe indicated as the "next big thing". [Read More...]
8.5 / 10
Swiss Records
"....Galileo 7 will not be able to avoid worship..." [Read More...]
It's pure, authentic psychedelic pop
WOW (What's On Where)
if you like really good, dynamic songs, incisive organ lines, bouncing Mellotron, fat, dripping bass, rip snorting guitars, wasp-in-a-tin guitars, expressive drums and tight harmonies in widescreen stereo you should probably grab a copy of this. It's a proper record. [Read More...]
"A terrific album by anyone’s standards."
Monkey Picks
"....on this evidence I want to hear much more. A terrific album by anyone’s standards." [Read More...]
"... a very invigorating potion..."
Disque Tricatel
Somehow'' False Memory Lane'' tends towards a certain timelessness popistique, outside lights hypes and other flaws. Cosmic energy and that is a very invigorating potion to keep your head in the stars. [Read More...]
a remarkably vibrant collection of tunes
Norman Records
The songs are short, sweet and full of granny glassed psychedelic touches. ‘You’re Not Dreaming’ is a perfect example of their oeuvre, one part Dukes of Stratosphear, one part Strawberry Alarm Clock and full of Barrett-esque melody. [Read More...]
'.....the real deal and the Galileo 7 has an honesty and directness that can't be fudged.'
The Active Listener
Crockford's songs, and the conviction of his performances are the key elements here though - these aren't the tentative doodlings of a sideman, but the confident outpourings of a born frontman who has had the grace and humility to allow others their time in the limelight before claiming his own moment or two. Top band too, with the Higher State's Mole on bass and great vintage organwork from Viv Bonsel providing able support. [Read More...]
a kaleidoscopic journey...
Shindig!
'...The Galileo 7 are painting from a broader palette..' [Read More...]
"...impressive body of well crafted Psychedelic Pop songs ..."
Retro Man Blog
We were treated to a perfectly plotted set-list where the new numbers fitted in seamlessly amongst those more familiar songs. [Read More...]
If you love the British sound, "False Memory Lane" is bread for your teeth
ondarock
An album that reveals the growth style of Crockford and Associates, engaged in a collection of songs that blend power-pop and garage-rock influences and a paisley underground psychedelia that takes spatial boundaries.... [Read More...]
Highly Recommended!
powerpopaholic
Overall not a wasted note here and a very worthy addition to your retro music collection. Highly Recommended! [Read More...]
A Great Album.. PLUS!
Voix de Garage
2we are totally caught surrounded captivated by this music ultra stylish..." [Read More...]
Allan Crockford – From The Prisoners to The Galileo 7
The Strange Brew Podcast
Allan Crockford is best known as the bassist in Medway’s seminal act, The Prisoners, who paved the ground in the 80s for the British baggy scene and 90s Britpop. However latterly as his song writing has bloomed he’s stepped out as lead for The Galileo 7. They have a great new album out, False Memory Lane, that is arguably more reflective than his collaborations with former Prisoner Graham Day. Allan speaks to Jason Barnard to share his thoughts on his career, various projects (including the new, rather splendid, Graham Day and The Forefathers single) and flourishing creative outlet in The Galileo 7. [Read More...]
"...a thoroughly satisfying, brilliantly realized album."
Retro Man Blog
2...crammed full of melodic Psychedelic Pop nuggets that are a worthy addition to the timeline and heritage of the best of great British Psych, Freakbeat, Garage Rock and Power Pop." [Read More...]
A rather stellar troupe...
Trip inside this house
Well, if I didn't know any better and was handed a CD-r with no way to ascertain just what this was I might surmise it was one of those great.....compilations from the..., erm, yes, "days of yore." [Read More...]
....you're going to get hooked on this album in someway.
Ride With the Devil
I don't think it's a stretch to say that if they were around in the 60's, they would of become one of those timeless names that everyone still praises to this day, some 50 years later. If you can't manage to find the vocals catchy, you're going to find something that gets stuck in your head, be it the riffs, melodies, the whole thing is catchier than herpes. [Read More...]
A truly excellent record by a truly excellent band.
Gonzo Weekly
"...the music is very good, and the band bristle with integrity, but above all the songwriting is not just excellent, but it contains the seeds of something that truly could turn out to be extraordinary within it" [Read More...]
"An excellent album" 4*
New Underground Music
The Galileo 7 with "False Memory Lane" made ​​an excellent album, I have listened with pleasure and me in the 60s imagined to go back, so I also can recommend to all sixties music lover this album wholeheartedly . [Read More...]
In the studio with The Galileo 7
Shindig!
PHIL ISTINE hears about first takes, digital recording and being "just a bassist" from former Prisoner and lead Galilean, ALLAN CROCKFORD. [Read More...]