Category: Artist Profiles

What’s That Sound? Kaleidoscope – “Bernice” (1970)

The American band Kaleidoscope was formed in southern California in 1966 and quickly became a fan favorite in the psychedelic scene due to their unique instrumentation and wild studio techniques.  After three unique and acclaimed albums and a popular live career the band released…

What’s That Sound? Tin House – “s/t” (1971)

The self-titled debut from Tin House (produced by Rick Derringer)  hit stores in 1971, and at first listen you could easily be fooled into thinking they were just another heavy blues band.  The first two tracks, though well played, are prime examples of the…

What’s That Sound? Art – “Supernatural Fairy Tales” (1967)

In 1967, Island records quietly released this debut from British band Art (formerly known as The V.I.P.s) produced by influential rock producer Guy Stevens. After this album the members of Art regrouped to form the more well-known Spooky Tooth, and the record is now…

Hawkwind: Time We Left This World Today

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that Hawkwind, especially in their early days, exemplifies the art and excess of rock music. Before I try to make my case, let’s just see some footage to set the mood: If that doesn’t…

Aphrodite’s Child: New Greek Heroes

Aphrodite’s Child was a band that I discovered as I do a lot of music.  Accidentally. A group from Greece, they were a heavy dose of psychedelic with a hint of Greek traditional folk in the melodies.  Their international fame was limited, but they became…

Alexander “Skip” Spence: Never The Same

Alexander “Skip” Spence’s mercurial contributions to the musical treasure trove of the late ’60s easily rival those of other legends of the era such as Janis Joplin or Jim Morrison.  As with those artists his best creative efforts ended with the decade, but Spence…

Six Degrees of Terry Manning

Maybe you’ve heard of Terry Manning, but I hadn’t until the last couple of years. I picked up his 1969 album “Home Sweet Home” because I liked his raw cover versions of some Beatles songs. The album’s alright, but surprisingly it’s the least remarkable…

Robert Fripp & Brian Eno: 40+ years without pussyfooting.

It took me a long time to appreciate Brian Eno. As a punk-rock loving teen myself, his ambient work just didn’t initially connect with me and I was completely ignorant as to his amazing production resume. My narrow mind was finally blown watching Velvet…

Linda Lyndell, rocking that Dusty Springfield vibe…

Linda Lyndell was a 22 year old Gainsville girl who’d cut her teeth singing soul on tour with a number of soul legends. Otis Redding got her in at STAX, and her 2nd single “What A Man” peaked at #50 on the Billboard chart…

World Of Oz (s/t 1969)

World Of Oz’s self-titled 1969 debut was also their swan song. Apparently they had a much heavier sound live but this breezy trip through psychedelic pop ain’t bad. Featured on the latest OTRRH, in the Archives… http://www.bboxradio.com/old-time-religion-radio-hour Happy Friday!