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The History of Heavy Metal - Chapter Six: Break On Through

The years of 1967 and ’68 were arguably the most influential and important years in the evolutionary history of pop music. The world of pop music prior and the world of pop music after look very different from one another. 1,519 more words

60s Rock

Classic Singles #103: The Barrier – Uh! / Spot The Lights (1968)

The Barrier hailed from Fulham in South London and were originally known as The Purple Barrier, shortening their name in response to pressure from the management of Deep Purple (then a pop psych outfit themselves rather than the heavy rock behemoths they would become in the 1970s). 347 more words

Classic Singles

The Ramsgate Hovercraft on Pretty Ugly Records mixtape

Find The Hovercraft’s A Lighter Blue Cloak from the album Cinéma Vérité on mixtape Emporium #4, a shimmering collection of trippy new acoustic/electronic music just released by… 18 more words


The Musical Crimes of In-A-Gadda-da-Vida

One of the reasons I began collecting records, as with most of my hobbies, is to connect with history, especially the history of my youth.  When I was in the 8th grade, that’s age 13 for those who may not be able to make the correlation with American grade levels, one of the most-played songs was Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”  At over 17 minutes long, we would find simple adolescent joy if we could find a girl silly enough to dance through the entire title track with us. 608 more words

“Light Flashes” by Dubbest Draws Powerful Imagery

New album review out. Dubbest, an exciting reggae band from just South of Boston, just released “Light Flashes” in June. The album is produced by Craig “Dubfader” Welsch of 10 Ft. 42 more words

Psychedelic Lyrics Quiz

You know those silly quizzes everyone takes and then shares on Facebook? The ones that are supposed to tell you which cheese you were in a past life, or what arachnid you’re most like, or whatever? 59 more words

April Fox

Space Hymns by Ramases (Vertigo, 1971)

A neglected space-rock classic, Space Hymns (on Spotify) is the brainchild of Sheffield-born Barrington Frost (sometimes misreported as Martin Raphael), an erstwhile central heating salesman who, in the late ’60s, had a revelation that he was actually the reincarnation of one of the 11 Egyptian pharaohs named Ramses (it’s unclear which one). 149 more words

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