Massimo talks...The Story of The Others starts right after a couple bands I founded in'86-88 split up. The First, The SILENT SHAPES with members of Head & the Hares. The second was the THE SIDE WALKERS. When this last one disbanded, around April 1989 I soon stated The Others with some friends of mine. We had just one thing in mind, playing garage punk and surf instrumentals but pretty soon we chose the garage side. We had our first show in September 1989. Then we recorded 8 demo tapes and sent them to radio stations. We started to have requests from bigger places than the usual social centers. We worked pretty hard playing sometime 3 shows a week with a good following. Local 'Radio Rock' gave us a chance to support The Fuzztones last tour in '92 and that was a really successful night. We also had a great time in Rome with The M. Overcoat, The Cynics.. Rich Coffee..
jueves, 9 de mayo de 2013
In 1995 the illustrious neo-sixties band The Kliek broke up, after 8 years of hard work and lots of effort in order to try to get attention for the band's trademark - faithfully reproduced sixties-garagepunk classics and self-written songs in that same vein. The bandmembers went separate ways. Marcel Kruup had his 15 minutes of fame as a member of the Treblespankers, the Dutch reincarnation of the Shadows. Theo Brouwer, bassplayer in the final line-up of the Kliek plays in a couple of "hobby" bands, Big Paulus and de Sgeurvreters. For a while we didn't hear of Robert Müter, the singer of the Kliek. It was known to only a few that he had formed a new band in 1996, called Kek '66.
sábado, 4 de mayo de 2013
Laidback psychedelia from this hip British trio – a group that was something of a placeholder in between Peter Dunton's work in The Flies and Please – but which are plenty darn great on their own! There's some vocals on the record, but they always seem to take second seat next to the guitar bits and keyboards – possibly because no singing could ever match the subtle sonic genius of these more electric elements.
jueves, 18 de abril de 2013
Though the Mainstream record label is best known for its jazz, blues, and soundtrack releases, in the late '60s its founder, Bob Shad, explored the rock world to search for new talent. His first rock band signing, Big Brother and the Holding Company, released their debut album on the label, only to have their contract sold to Columbia as Janis Joplin's star began to rise, but dozens of likeminded artists waited in the wings. All Kinds of Highs: A Mainstream Pop-Psych Compendium 1966-70 collects the best cuts from the psychedelic pop catalog of Mainstream (and related label Brent), offering a heady hodgepodge of vintage sounds and crafting an immersive experience by using original mono mixes where available, and including extensive liner notes.