Rock, Psych, Soul, R&B, and in between.Continue reading »
Twenty nugs from the Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 compilation. The rock world owes a huge debt of gratitude to Jac Holzman (Elektra Records) and Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group) for having the foresight to compile and preserve such a large collection of early psych/garage rock. Relentlessly influential, the Nuggets albumContinue reading »
A brief introduction to some of the greatest performers and songs in the genre of Blues… This playlist was unfinished, but we’re posting it in honor of a man who also wasn’t finished, B.B. King. We’d say Rest In Peace, but somewhere in the cosmos, the man probably already booked 8 shows for next week.Continue reading »
And now for something completely different… Featuring Don Van Vliet as The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band.
While researching this playlist a theme kept repeating; change. Many beginnings, ends, and departures into new territory. The Beatles and The Supremes swap the #1 spot on the charts for the fifth time, the Stones get psychedelic then later wise up, Johnny Cash does a live album on his own terms at Folsom Prison, BlackContinue reading »
1965, the year rock and pop music was blown wide open. No longer considered a teenage fad, lousy with tame teen love songs, rock and pop artists were able to stretch out conceptually and lyrically. Instead of singing about crying over lost love, they could now sing about “crying like a fire in the sun,”Continue reading »