Classic album review: Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera (1968)

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 [...]

Classic album review: Marmalade – There’s A Lot Of It About (1968)

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, [...]

Classic Album Review: Julie Driscoll – 1969

Words by Vanessa Pettendorfer: Vanessa Pettendorfer was born in Germany in 1981. She has a B.A. in art history and is working as a semi-professional musician. Appreciating all kinds of music - especially the progressive 60's/70's scene, she is now up to the deeper exploration of sound textures.   At the zenith of her career, [...]