Archive for the 'Rising Storm' Category

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Ted Lucas got his start playing in a Detroit folk revival band called The Spike-Drivers, eventually leaving to form other groups The Misty Wizards, Horny Toads, and the Boogie Disease. While he was a respected figure in Michigan’s folk and rock scene, his self-titled solo album (recorded largely in his attic studio during 1974) failed […]

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Released in 1969, The House of Blue Lights was Don Covay’s bold, adventurous attempt to reach an underground audience. Here Covay is backed by the white-hot Jefferson Lemon Blues Band, credited on the album jacket. Prior to this LP Don Covay released two of the finest soul/pop albums of the 60’s, Mercy! and See-Saw. The […]

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

This album comes out of the mind of Phil Pearlman; a veteran of the American 60’s rock scene and the brains behind such epic psych albums Beat of the Earth and the great Electronic Hole. Relatively Clean Rivers’ only album was released in 1975/76 though it sounds straight out of 1969. This album is extremely […]

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

For an outfit whose very name professed a preference for anonymity, there’s a surprising amount of information available nowadays about this bunch of rockin’ Chicano chavales; check out their Wikipedia page for the full Monty. Question Mark himself has gone to considerable lengths to conceal his identity over the years, and why not? It’s one […]

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

From the clatter of the Greenwich Village 60s folk scene came a voice that was inspired, authentic, and extraordinarily deep. Fred Neil had one of those unmistakable voices, a baritone that could rumble your brain and leave cracks in your spine. Add to that the skills of one of the better blues-folk songwriters; his songs […]

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Certainly one of the classic country-rock records, Lost In The Ozone was Commander Cody’s first disc released back in 1971 (MCA). The original group formed sometime around 1967 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Eventually they would relocate to San Fransisco and become a major live phenomenon. The group were led by pianist George Frayne (Commander Cody), […]

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

By the time of Attempted Mustache’s 1973 release Loudon Wainwright III had been kicking around for some time, releasing several critically acclaimed folk albums throughout the early 70s. One of Loudon’s finest efforts, the LP is a loose, low key, affair with brutally honest lyrics coupled with a few shambolic, drunken performances that are highly […]

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

R. Stevie Moore, with hundreds of albums under his belt – most of them home-recordings released on hissy cassette tape and hand-marked CD-R – is an unrecognized genius. Born in Nashville, son to session man and Elvis’s bass player Bob Moore, Robert Steven Moore grew up in the music business. Opting to make it on […]

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

What the Hell is that little black egg all about!? I’m still not sure, but ever since that jangly mess of a song got permanently stuck in my head, I’ve found myself wanting one too. If that egg’s anything like the tune, then it must be something good. It was certainly good enough to crack […]