Articles by: Steve Elliott

One Track Mind: Fabienne Delsol, “I’m Gonna Catch Me A Rat” (2007)

One Track Mind: Fabienne Delsol, “I’m Gonna Catch Me A Rat” (2007)

What a dynamite single from the lovely Fabienne Delsol. Although it was formatted by Damaged Goods Records as an A and B side release, I view this single as a double A-side. Both songs are that strong.

Forgotten series: The Fleur de Lys, the Nocturnes, others – Rare Mod, Volume 2 (2009)

Forgotten series: The Fleur de Lys, the Nocturnes, others – Rare Mod, Volume 2 (2009)

With the subtitle that reads “A Second Volume of ’60s Underground Rhythm n’ Blues, Psych & Soul,” this compilation of rare and hard-to-find mod tunes offers surprises from the familiar to the obscure.

Something Else! Interview: Ray Dorset and Mike Cole, of Mungo Jerry

Something Else! Interview: Ray Dorset and Mike Cole, of Mungo Jerry

For Mungo Jerry band founder Ray Dorset, summertime never ends. Coming off the 2011 release of Cool Jesus, Dorset and Co. have continued a fun genre-melding career dating back to the turn of the 1970s.

Forgotten series: An Apple A Day: More Pop-Psych Sounds From The Apple Era (2006)

Forgotten series: An Apple A Day: More Pop-Psych Sounds From The Apple Era (2006)

There must’ve been an avalanche of artists back in 1967 when Apple first opened for business looking for new talent, as shown during this second edition of rare acetates from RPM.

Forgotten series: Jim Stafford – Jim Stafford (1974)

Forgotten series: Jim Stafford – Jim Stafford (1974)

Jim Stafford’s debut album sported four Top 40 hits both in 1973 and ’74. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you now look at the man and his music, he became more known for his novelty, somewhat goofy tunes

Traffic’s Chris Wood – Vulcan (2008): Forgotten Series

Traffic’s Chris Wood – Vulcan (2008): Forgotten Series

Listening to Chris Wood’s ‘Vulcan’ was like reconnecting with an old friend you haven’t heard from in decades.

Forgotten series: The Bee Gees – Odessa (1969)

Forgotten series: The Bee Gees – Odessa (1969)

The Bee Gees were in a precarious position in early 1969 when their only original double album was first released. After two years of solid worldwide success and big hits, the Brothers Gibb were not getting along

How the Spencer Davis Group carried on without Steve Winwood: ‘I wasn’t looking to duplicate Steve’s voice’

The Spencer Davis Group was, and remains, more than Steve Winwood – having continued recording and touring into the new millennium under the auspices of its Welsh-born multi-instrumentalist namesake.