Shindig! issue 33 (Bespoke Print)
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In garage land THE SEEDS carry as much weight as The Beatles do in pop. The LA quartet burned brightly and quickly, madcap singer Sky Saxon and egotistical manager ‘Lord’ Tim Hudson inventing flower power and presaging psychedelia with the ambitious album they started recording in January 1967, Future.
KRIS NEEDS stands up for flower music
SANDIE SHAW is a ’60s icon. Along with Dusty, Lulu and Cilla she personifies the female pop star of the era. Her good looks and trademark barefoot appearance instantly made her a favourite on TV and in magazines, while she clocked up hit after hit, including three chart-toppers in the UK alone.
But by the end of the decade she was tired of the gruelling, soulless treadmill of light entertainment and the less than sparkling material she was being forced to record.
Sneaking off behind her management’s back to a small studio with a crack backing band, she began the process of reinvention.
Lifelong fan JEANETTE LEECH wants to know all about it
While the South West of England couldn’t match London or the cities of the North for the amount of bands that sprung up during and after the beat era, those that did had a unique vibe that went far beyond quaint accents and rough cider.
RICHARD NASH goes wild in Somerset
THE THIRD POWER
The Detroit of the late ’60s boasted a ridiculous preponderance of talent that should need no introduction to Shindig! readers. In this wealth of extraordinary groups it’s easy to forget those who didn’t achieve such a stellar level of fame. One such act is power trio THE THIRD POWER, whose sole album of heavy psych, Believe, is as strong as any from the era.
AUSTIN MATTHEWS caught up with bassist JEM TARGAL and guitarist DREW ABBOTT for the full story
YOU AM I
YOU AM I emerged from the early ’90s Australian alt-rock scene, breaking out nationally to become one of the country’s most adored and successful bands. Fearlessly displaying their love of rock’s classic lineage, they crafted tough, thoughtful, patriotic pop music across a series of albums that somehow managed to bring rough-arsed, garage-hewn guitar music back into the public eye and become chart-toppers.
During 20-odd years together they’ve earned themselves a reputation as one of the most dynamic live acts on the planet, sharing stages with artists as diverse as Sonic Youth and The Rolling Stones.
Now, as their first three long-players – Sound As Ever, Hi Fi Way and Hourly, Daily – get the deluxe reissue treatment, ANDY MORTEN asks band lynchpins TIM ROGERS and RUSSELL HOPKINSON about those heady early days
The legendary septuagenarian Svengali of The Sunset Strip and self-styled Lord Of Garbage, KIM FOWLEY, answers career-spanning questions from the Shindig! panel as he convalesces after recent health problems
FRANÇOISE HARDY’s 1972 album If You Listen must rank among the greatest undiscovered works of the era and a beacon in her career.
ANDY MORTEN finds out how this French icon came to record a modern folk-rock classic in London and why nobody seemed to notice
Those of us who’ve admired MATT BERRY for his scene-stealing comic acting in TV’s Snuff Box, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, The IT Crowd and The Mighty Boosh were more than pleasantly surprised by his 2011 solo album Witchazel – a gothic, acid-folk frat party of a record. Its follow-up, Kill The Wolf, is even better.
ANDY MORTEN talks to Matt in between re-runs of The Old Grey Whistle Test and The Wicker Man
PIED PIPER RECORDS
?Detroit soul label PIED PIPER produced its fair share of classics in the mid-late ’60s, yet much of its superlative output has only seen the light of day in recent years.
PAUL RITCHIE finds out why
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