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The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (Criterion Collection Blu Ray/DVD 2017)

Readers of this website likely don’t need to be told what the Monterey Pop Festival is. The three-day musical extravaganza that ushered in the Summer of Love is considered by many music heads to still be the most memorable event of its kind. Papa John Phillips, Lou Adler and other festival organizers were after nothing less than including a vast, diverse collection of performers who, all put together, summed up the finest in psychedelic rock, blues, folk, pop, soul, raga, etc. etc. of the heady times. It’s easy to think of some acts who weren’t on the bill that would have made it better – Love, Judee Sill, and James Brown come immediately to this writer’s mind – but it’s hard to find fault with the roster of acts that were on hand.

An Interview With Andy Aldridge

Creator of the Site: A Head Full Of Wishes

Jenell: Dearest readers, I’ve always felt that Galaxie 500 represented the first successful take on the neo-psychedelic sound, and to that end tonight I have the great pleasure of sitting down with Andy Aldridge, a low-keyed obsessive fan and founder of the site A Head Full Of Wishes, a labor of love, which is a fount of information regarding Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean & Britta along with Damon & Naomi … Andy, thank you for taking the time to let me bend your ear … and I must say, this is the first time I’ve ever interviewed anyone when we were both wearing the same T-shirt.

Andy: You’re very welcome Jenell, there’s not much I like talking about more than things related to A Head Full of Wishes so thanks so much for giving me the chance!

“Rock Covers” by Robbie Busch, Jonathan Kirby and Ed Julius Weidermann (2014) review

“Rock Covers” by Robbie Busch, Jonathan Kirby and Ed Julius Weidermann (Taschen 2014)

Measuring 550 pages in length, “Rock Covers” is a hardbound coffee-table sized book containing photographs of oodles upon oodles of album jackets.

Arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the band or performer, the titanic  tome offers a mix of popular recordings and unbelievable obscurities from all over world. Placed alongside the eye-popping snapshots is information identifying the act, as well as the year the album was released and the label it appeared on. Credit is further given to the folks who designed the sleeves and took the pictures. Quotes from  musicians, photographers and graphic artists involved in the discs are also frequently presented.

Billy And The Kids - “The Two Singles 1965-67” reissue

Billy And The Kids - The Two Singles 1965-67 (Julian Records/Feathered Apple)

Here are the kids from East Wenatchee (WA), who recorded two fabulous 45s on the Julian label. If you are unfamiliar with the ‘Back From the Grave’ LP series, the B-side of their first single, ‘Say You Love Me’ will knock your socks off. It’s the first effort recorded by these junior high school musicians, aged between 12 and 13-years-old! It’s got everything you would expect; a solid drum beat, desperate teenage love-type lyrics with high-pitched screams and a great guitar solo.

The Telescopes - “You Can't Reach What You Hunger” + “Something in My Brain”

The session was recorded at Tapetown Studios in Aarhus, Denmark in November. The band was touring Europe and because of Copenhagen Psych Fest being cancelled they had a day available before playing Tusindfryd in Aalborg.
The organisation Across The Floor arranged a gig at the Tapetown X facilities and the next morning before departing for Aalborg the band did the session.

The Live at Tapetown series is an alternative take on the likes of KEXP live. Bands that swing by is mostly on their European tours and come by the studio for an hour or two between gigs.

Interview with psychedelic artist John Hurford

“I’m influenced by music - it takes me to a place I need to be when I’m painting.”

John Hurford was born on a farm in Devon in 1948 and began painting soon after he left school in 1964. Self-taught and with no formal training, he quickly became one of the real forces behind the British psychedelic art movement. He contribute to all three of the most influential and important underground publications of the 1960s - OZ Magazine, International Times and Gandalf’s Garden.


“Pan-ethnic ritual improvisation”

Hargawaan Por Shail by Varkenshond is a beautiful, mystical record of improvisations based on structures and tunes from different parts of the world, released by the always excellent Aguirre Records

Air Formation - Vanishing Act premiere

After 2015’s triumphant return with the ‘Were We Ever Here’ EP, Brighton shoegaze luminaries Air Formation, are set to release their fourth long-player ‘Near Miss’, on March 2nd via the UK’s premiere psych label, Club AC30

“For the video we worked with renowned Lewes based visual creator Chris Tomsett aka INNERSTRINGS. At various locations in and around Brighton INNERSTRINGS combined light, shade and everyday concrete structures together with mind bending effects to create a visual head rush that encapsulates the sound of ‘Vanishing Act’ perfectly.”

Helicon - “Helicon” album premiere

Glasgow’s Helicon have been staples of the UK’s underground rock scene since they formed back in 2009 and from then they’ve gone on to release eight EPs, tour Europe several times and share the stage with everyone from the likes of Wooden Shjips, The Warlocks and Dead Skeletons. Picking up an ever-growing reputation along the way the band are now finally set to release their long-overdue self-titled debut LP on Fuzz Club on December 8th.

Exploring themes of love and loss, drugs and drink, religion and politics, and life and death, Helicon’s new album is a collection of sprawling and expansive Eastern-sounding psych-rock.

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Cruel Experience - “LOUD” premiere

Debut album by Cruel Experience is a composite work: seven tracks that draw a path through a richly faceted musical universe, but which also reflect the attitude and history of a band that wants to make music by choosing to stand on its own feet. And indeed, L.O.U.D. is an album that’s made by the music for the music: entirely self-financed thanks to gigs and recorded DIY, it’s the manifesto of a desire for full expression, without filters or compromises.

“The song is about our territory and the meaning of madness. For our music scene there aren’t any places where you can play live music in Lucca. The crazy thing is that there are a lot of venues but they don’t have understanding for music and bands. For this reason we sing: I drunk my dream, I drunk my dream, there was nothing to do.

An Interview with the Asteroid No. 4

Recently, I had the pleasure to speak to Scott Vitt of the Asteroid No. 4 via email regarding their upcoming album and what led them to where they are here. This is what he had to say. 

Being this will be your ninth album, what about this one sets it apart from the others preceding it? What should fans be most excited about regarding the album?

To answer your question...what sets this album apart from those preceding it simply starts with the process in which we’ve written and recorded it. Over the years, and our last 7 records or so, we would typically record as we wrote in our own digital studio/rehearsal space. Although this process would keep things moving quickly, it would not always allow for songs to become fully realized or performed live until sometimes months after the recording was complete.