On a planet where many people throughout the course of history never got their dues, Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera are a perfect example. Exuding extreme talent throughout the album, one would wonder why they never made it big. What can I say? Life is unfair sometimes. These guys deserved to be more famous than they [...]
Matt Kessler reviews 1967 psychedelic pop album 'You're A Very Lovely Woman' by The Merry-Go-Round (featuring a pre-'The American Dream' Emitt Rhodes on guitar/lead vocals)
At a time where a lot of bands were going for otherworldly psychedelic 'mind-crashers', Marmalade went another direction. They had a very commercial sounding aura about them, and after four failed singles, they finally made the top 10 of the U.K. Charts. Fortunately for them, unlike massive bands like the Small Faces and The Move, [...]
In a musical universe where musicians and labels churn out albums that are trite and commonplace, music goers can be sometimes left disillusioned. However, when geniuses such as Kevin Ayers come along...
Would recommend if you're a fan of: The Growing Concern, Apple, H.P. Lovecraft, Clear Light, Sunforest Words by Matt Kessler In 1968, New York band, Chrysalis, released their only album, “Definition.” Beckoning back and forth from being musically jovial, to heartbreaking, the lyrical abilities of the band were something to be envious of. The band [...]
Featured image: Axe Would recommend if you're a fan of: Kak, Tea Company, Ant Trip Ceremony, Ford Theatre, Jefferson Airplane Back in 1969, psychedelic music had already been exposed to the masses for a number of years. In fact, many major recording artists of the time that had previously experimented with music in the psychedelic vein, had already moved [...]
Track-by-track album review of Lord Of The Ages (1973) by English progressive folk group, Magna Carta
Track-by-track album review of This Is Us (1969) by British "sunshine-pop" band Harmony Grass