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California Dreaming: You Set The Scene

Love were doing badly. The Doors, a band that Arthur Lee had introduced to Elektra, both bands’ record label, were getting massive promotion everywhere, with a giant billboard over the Sunset Strip, and hit singles as a result. Lee argued … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: She Comes In Colors

Love had never been the most easy-going of bands, and by the time they recorded their second album, Da Capo, the relationships both within the band and between the band and the rest of the music business all seemed to … Continue reading

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While waiting for Smile, some contemporary albums on Spotify

My Smile Sessions box set is in the post right now. It should be arriving tomorrow. If, like me, you are getting incredibly excited for this box set’s release tomorrow, here’s a dozen or so albums from 1966 through 1968 … Continue reading

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New Spotify Playlist: In Memoriam Arthur Lee

I’ve still got quite a bit of writer’s block, and am working on a book and on the Mindless Ones stuff, but didn’t want to let this anniversary pass unmarked. Five years ago today, Arthur Lee died. I still find … Continue reading

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New Spotify (And 8Tracks) Playlist – Best Of The Sixties

This playlist is rather different from my normal playlists. Normally, I try to mix up obscure tracks, new things I’ve only just discovered, and old classics. This time, however, this is (almost) on commission. Talking by email with Plok earlier … Continue reading

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New Spotify Playlist – Pure Pop For Never People!

Sorry I’ve been a bit crap at updating recently. Between computer problems at home, pressure at work, and the general blandness of most of the comics recently, I’ve not really had any momentum for posting. Hopefully that’ll be back again … Continue reading

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Scott Walker, The Zombies, Edgard Varese, Small Faces, Serge Gainsbourg… Spotify Playlist For This Week

This week’s playlist, which I’ve titled Misty Rosary, doesn’t have an organising theme like the other ones I’ve done recently, it’s just seventeen songs I really like right now. I hope you will too… Misty Roses by The Zombies is … Continue reading

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