Being a vintage psychedelic rock fan living in New Jersey, I was naturally curious to see what psych groups existed in the state during the 60s/70s. This lead me to the rare, psych-blooze-country sounds of The Flying Dogs of Jupiter (from Westfield, NJ). I’m now very excited to see what else I can find onContinue reading “The Flying Dogs of Jupiter (New Jersey Psychedelic Blues Rock)”
The days are getting longer, warmer and far busier as we enter June of 2018. RCU will soon be moving its physical location (its spiritual location is still up for debate) and the ‘To Review’ pile is as large as ever. So here’s a quick run down of some of the most interesting stuff that’sContinue reading “Tingo Tongo Tapes, The Dwarfs of East Agouza and Psychedelic Vietnam: June Round Up”
The British Folk Revival of the 1960’s and 1970’s is rich with enigmatic artists that had either gone completely unnoticed during their lifetime or had simply vanished after gaining a small following and releasing a few albums. Artists whose shadowy histories have become just as important to their legend as their music is. Shelagh McDonaldContinue reading “Fall Flashback Folk Friday: Shelagh McDonald”
Beyond maybe Oriental Sunshine and Magic Carpet, The Moths possibly produced the mellowest of all of the ‘60s/’70s psychedelic folk records. Comprised of five Hull University students, The Moths (who’re also sometimes referred to as just ‘Moths’) developed a small local following with their warmly relaxed bucolic sound. The band’s style is somewhat reminiscent ofContinue reading “Fall Flashback Folk Fridays: The Moths”
This one’s been a favorite of mine for a long time but its relative obscurity has always bewildered me. Steve Ashley is today known for being a fine British singer-songwriter in his own right as well as being a former member of The Albion Country Band and Ragged Robin. Although not released until 1974, Ashley’sContinue reading “Fall Flashback Folk Fridays: Steve Ashley- Stroll On”
Is there anything more rocking than this video of Bo Diddley blasting through “Hey! Bo Diddley” on stage in 1973? Drop what you’re doing and absorb this awe-inspiring clip from the underrated Let the Good Times Roll documentary.
Check out this amazing video of the late great and always impressive Judee Sill live at USC in 1973. Thanks to Canal de cinelover for uploading it.