Articles by: Steve Elliott

The Maharajas – You Can’t Beat Youth (2017)

The Maharajas – You Can’t Beat Youth (2017)

A comeback in the truest sense, ‘You Can’t Beat Youth’ returns the Maharajas to their garage-rock roots.

The La De Da’s, Blue Stars and others – How Is the Air Up There? (2018)

The La De Da’s, Blue Stars and others – How Is the Air Up There? (2018)

Some might recognize a couple of the New Zealand garage-rock groups on ‘How Is the Air Up There?’ The rest may be new to most, like me.

Deejays – Coming On Strong: The Best of the Deejays (2018)

Deejays – Coming On Strong: The Best of the Deejays (2018)

As far as I know, no legit reissue of England’s ’60s beat group the Deejays has been made widely available before this.

Mungo Jerry – Dawn Albums Collection (2017)

Mungo Jerry – Dawn Albums Collection (2017)

Mungo Jerry is known primarily in the U.S., unfortunately, as a one-hit wonder. The ‘Dawn Albums Collection’ puts “In the Summertime” in context.

On Broadway: The Songs of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (2016)

On Broadway: The Songs of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (2016)

‘On Broadway’ offers mostly curiosities for admirers and collectors of the brilliant ’60s and ’70s songs composed by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

The Baron Four – Silvaticus (2017)

The Baron Four – Silvaticus (2017)

The Baron Four have an authentic, mid-’60s garage-punk American sound. There’s just one problem.

I Want, Need, Love You: Garage-Beat Nuggets From the Festival Vaults (2016)

I Want, Need, Love You: Garage-Beat Nuggets From the Festival Vaults (2016)

Garage-beat nuggets from Toni McCann, the Pogs and others are showcased on an interesting collection from Australia’s Festival Records vaults.

The Bad Signs – Black Magic Moments: Record Store Day EP (2017)

The Bad Signs – Black Magic Moments: Record Store Day EP (2017)

The Bad Signs remind me of Mazzy Star mashed up with Roy Orbison, but with country-influenced female lead vocals.

Leviathan Drummer Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy: Something Else! Interview

Leviathan Drummer Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy: Something Else! Interview

Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy discusses Leviathan, a lost Elektra album and the chances they’ll reunite in a Something Else! Sitdown with Steve Elliott.

Leviathan – Leviathan: The Legendary Lost Elektra Album (2016)

Leviathan – Leviathan: The Legendary Lost Elektra Album (2016)

The official release of Leviathan’s one and only album on Elektra Records has been a long time coming – in fact, some 47 years.

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