Formed 1966 and initially called Purple Earth Quake, this Berkeley, California-based band was not only a permanent presence on the Bay Area music scene for more than a decade, but they gathered loyal followings throughout scattered pockets of the world
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There’s a definite Byrds and Love influence happening with Rome, Italy’s A’dam Sykles and Out of the Circle Game. They have their influences down pat, yet boast a contemporary approach.
It’s no secret bands containing family members operate on telepathic frequencies. From the Everly Brothers to the Beach Boys to the Kinks to the Bee Gees to the Cowsills to the Jackson Five to AC/DC, such a rapport is clearly evident.
This fourth volume in a unique series from Acid Jazz Records does not disappoint, collecting contemporary, mostly British groups performing instrumentals on Hammond organ with a Leslie Speaker.
Frequently compared to a scruffier version of Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent experienced a brief burst of commercial success in the late 50s with cool-cat rockers such as “Be-Bop-A-Lula,” “Race With The Devil, “Blue Jean Bop,” and “Crazy Legs.”
Founded 1962 in St. Albans, England, the Zombies starred the remarkable talents of lead singer Colin Blunstone, guitarist Paul Atkinson, bassist Chris White, keyboardist Rod Argent, and drummer Hugh Grundy.
Before there was Cheap Trick, there was Sick Man Of Europe, and before there was Sick Man Of Europe, there was Fuse. Coming together in 1967, the Rockford, Illinois-based band included future Cheap Trick members Rick Nielsen (on rhythm guitar and keyboards) and Tom Petersson (on bass), along with lead singer Joe Sundberg, lead guitarist Craig Myers, and drummer ChipRead More
Though the late Warren Zevon didn’t record a whole lot of covers, when he did they always revealed his excellent taste: from Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” to Steve Winwood’s “Back in the High Life Again” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”
A male female duo, Lyme and Cybelle consisted of Warren Zevon and Violet Santangelo respectively. Based in Los Angeles, California, the twosome got off to a roaring start with their excellent debut single
This quite-fun Italian 1960s beat/pop collection from Boss A Tone Records, spanning the years 1967-75, is the kind of thing you want to play in your car or at your next party.