Shindig! issue 37
Published 8 February 2014
Two different covers available – same content inside
In 1972, while the likes of The Eagles, Elton John, Led Zeppelin and Linda Ronstadt offered up million-selling hard-rock and singersongwriter fare to the masses, a bunch of ’60s survivors from the former industrial heartland of Cleveland, Ohio were harking back to the golden era of The British Invasion and The Brill Building in their pursuit of pure pop thrills.
And so it was that THE RASPBERRIES emerged, clean-shaven and boasting more hooks than a pirate convention, and returned ownership of the three-minute 7” single to the teenagers
disenfranchised by the million-dollar rock machine.
Behind the matching jackets and goofy grins lay a ticking time bomb fuelled by personality clashes, disagreements about direction and unwanted commercial responsibility.
BRIAN GREENE talks to founder member WALLY BRYSON and bassist SCOTT McCARL about The Who, The Beach Boys and, er, Bing Crosby
With hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits and a deal with the prestigious Heavenly Recordings, new kids on the block TEMPLES seem to be taking the world by storm, perhaps
proving that all the fuss about psychedelia in 2013 was not mere faddishness.
HUGH DELLAR catches up with bassist and founder Thomas Warmsley about small town
life, inheriting record collections and new album Sun Structures, while JON ‘MOJO’ MILLS sounds out singer/songwriter James Bagshaw
LOS ANGELES LOVE-INS
Between 1967 and ’69, a handful of ticketless Love-Ins were held in Southern California.
These peaceful meet-and-greets combined live music, often from unsigned bands, with meditation, frolicking, food, and good vibes in public parks, where smoking was not illegal.
The first Love-In (a term coined by LA radio legend Peter Bergman) took place at Elysian Park during spring ’67.
In an extract from his new tome covering Los Angeles music’s golden years, HARVEY KUBERNIK
and a cast of dignitaries spirit us back to those halcyon days
THE DREAM were responsible for some of the most confrontational, outré music produced in
The Netherlands, or anywhere else for that matter, during psychedelia’s Big Bang.
Their singularly eclectic take on acid-rock and twisted blues left behind a handful of singles that still have the power to shock and inspire today.
NIGEL MAZLYN JONES
Since the mid-70s, NIGEL MAZLYN JONES has quietly been making some of the best acoustic music in the UK. A well-known gure on the live circuit in the ’70s and ’80s, he performed with numerous name acts of the era including Argent, America, McGuinness Flint, Hat eld & The North and Barclay James Harvest.
Nigel’s music, however, does not require name-dropping to give it credence and now, on the eve of a long-awaited new album and a reissue of his much-loved 1976 debut, Ship To Shore, RICHARD ALLEN is about to share the secret
He may have made his name dressed as a ragged vagabond but IAN ANDERSON has straddled a singly unique take on blues, folk and progressive rock with the legendary JETHRO TULL.
He tells JON ‘MOJO’ MILLS how he was musically awoken by Irish R&B bad boys
The Wheels, let down by the Stones and bought The Sex Pistols’ first album
RYLEY WALKER – The Chicago freestyler’s fusion of American Primitivism, mountain music, jazz and avant-garde is showcased on his eclectic debut album. “It’s a ripper!” he tells JEREMY ISAAC
BED RUGS – Let’s hear it for Belgium! Bed Rugs melodious psych feast started with The Beatles, and mained with Goat and Bees. PHIL ISTINE attempts to nd out about dessert
DOUG TUTTLE – Ex MMOSS man is solo. ASHLEY NORRIS enjoys the trip!
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