Tag: 1966-1969

Simon and Garfunkel – Sound of Silence

Simon and Garfunkel – Sound of Silence       Bruce Eder: Simon & Garfunkel’s second album, Sounds of Silence, was recorded 18 months after their debut long-player, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM — but even though the two albums shared one song (actually, one-and-a-half songs) in common, the sound here seemed a million miles away […]

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Taste – Taste

Taste – Taste       Eduardo Rivadavia: ‘The fact that they, like so many late-’60s contemporaries, were molded in the image of Cream has often been cited to diminish the stature of Irish power trio Taste. But, all things being equal, it’s impossible to dismiss their fine eponymous debut based solely on obvious source […]

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Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde

Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘If Highway 61 Revisited played as a garage rock record, the double album Blonde on Blonde inverted that sound, blending blues, country, rock, and folk into a wild, careening, and dense sound. Replacing the fiery Michael Bloomfield with the intense, weaving guitar of […]

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The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle

The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle       Bruce Eder: ‘Odessey and Oracle was one of the flukiest (and best) albums of the 1960s, and one of the most enduring long players to come out of the entire British psychedelic boom, mixing trippy melodies, ornate choruses, and lush Mellotron sounds with a solid hard […]

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Buffalo Springfield – Retrospective

Buffalo Springfield – Retrospective       Steven Stolder: ‘Only a handful of bands have made a greater impact with fewer recordings than the short-lived Buffalo Springfield. Their history is told in the titles of their three albums: 1967’s eponymous debut was followed by the peak-performance Again later that year, which was followed by 1968’s […]

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Deep Purple – Deep Purple III

Deep Purple – Deep Purple III     Bruce Eder: ‘This is a record that even those who aren’t Deep Purple fans can listen to two or three times in one sitting — but then, this wasn’t much like any other album that the group ever issued. Actually, Deep Purple was highly prized for many […]

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Terry Riley – A Rainbow in Curved Air

Terry Riley – A Rainbow in Curved Air “Blue” Gene Tyranny: ‘After several graph compositions and early pattern pieces with jazz ensembles in the late ’50s and early ’60s (see “Concert for Two Pianists and Tape Recorders” and “Ear Piece” in La Monte Young’s book An Anthology), Riley invented a whole new music which has […]

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Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn     Steve Huey: ‘The title of Pink Floyd’s debut album is taken from a chapter in Syd Barrett’s favorite children’s book, The Wind in the Willows, and the lyrical imagery of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is indeed full of colorful, childlike, […]

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The 13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor

The 13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Mark Deming: ‘Did the 13th Floor Elevators invent psychedelic rock? Aficionados will be debating that point for decades, but if Roky Erickson and his fellow travelers into inner space weren’t there first, they were certainly close to the front of the line, and […]

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Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic pillow

      Bruce Eder: ‘The second album by Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow was a groundbreaking piece of folk-rock-based psychedelia, and it hit like a shot heard round the world; where the later efforts from bands like the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and especially, the Charlatans, were initially not too much more than cult […]

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Pink Floyd – A saucerful Of Secret

Pink Floyd – A saucerful Of Secret A Saucerful of Secrets is the second studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd. It was recorded at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios on various dates from August 1967 to April 1968 and was released on 29 June 1968. The album was recorded before and after Syd […]

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The Sacred Mushroom – The Sacred Mushroom

The Sacred Mushroom – The Sacred Mushroom The band Sacred Mushroom hailed from Cincinnati Ohio. This album was originally released in 1969. The most famous member of the band is lead guitarist/song writer Larry Goshorn who later joined country-rockers Pure Prairie League. The album contains a blend of proficient originals as well as a pair […]

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Colosseum – Valentyne Suite

Colosseum – Valentyne Suite Chris Nickson: “One of England’s prime jazz-rock — or, more accurately, rock-jazz — outfits, most of the members of Colossuem had apprenticed in blues bands, and it shows very strongly on some of the material here. Both “The Kettle” and “Butty’s Blues” are essentially tarted-up 12-bar blues, although they work well […]

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Canned Heat – Boogie with Canned Heat

Canned Heat – Boogie with Canned Heat       Lindsay Planer: “Canned Heat’s second long-player, Boogie With Canned Heat (1968), pretty well sums up the bona fide blend of amplified late-’60s electric rhythm and blues, with an expressed emphasis on loose and limber boogie-woogie. The quintet — consisting of Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson (guitar/harmonica/vocals), […]

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The Mamas and The Papas – If You Can Beleive Your Eyes And Ears

The Mamas and The Papas – If You Can Beleive Your Eyes And Ears AMG Review: In the spring of 1966, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears represented a genuinely new sound, as fresh to listeners as the songs on Meet the Beatles had seemed two years earlier. Released just as “California Dreaming” […]

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Astrud Gilberto – A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness

Astrud Gilberto – A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness AMG Review: In 1966, the bossa nova craze was at a peak, and A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness marked a collaboration between two of its biggest stars — vocalist Astrud Gilberto, brought to fame by her classic rendition of “The Girl from Ipanema,” and organist Walter […]

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Bill Evans,Jim Hall – Intermodutation

Bill Evans,Jim Hall – Intermodutation AMG Review :  Bill Evans,Jim Hall – Intermodutation is a duet recording between pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Jim Hall is one that should retain high expectations to match melodic and harmonic intimacies with brilliant spontaneous musicianship. Where this recording delivers that supposition is in the details and intricacy with […]

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Cream – Disraeli Gears

Cream – Disraeli Gears AMG review: Cream teamed up with producer Felix Pappalardi for their second album, Disraeli Gears, a move that helped push the power trio toward psychedelia and also helped give the album a thematic coherence missing from the debut. This, of course, means that Cream get further away from the pure blues improvisatory […]

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The Rolling Stones – Aftermath

The Rolling Stones – Aftermath       Aftermath, released April 1966 by Decca Records, is the fourth British studio album by the Rolling Stones. It was released in the United States in June 1966 by London Records as their sixth American album.  The Rolling Stones – Aftermath is considered an artistic breakthrough for the […]

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