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Clear Light - Clear Light

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Other West Coast bands like the Doors, Love, and Jefferson Airplane may have grabbed center stage in the history of the psychedelic era, but there were many others, and some of them rivaled the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2003-12-01)

July - The Second of July

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The British band that released a super rare self-titled album in 1968 and subsequently disappeared should, by now, be known to all connoisseurs of classic period British psychedelic music. At the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2015-01-16)

Soft Machine - Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 1 & 2

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The legacy of the early Soft Machine has been chronicled by many bootlegs and re-releases of the band's first album demos by Giorgio Gomelsky. What so far have not surfaced are official...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2002-04-01)

Pauline Oliveros - Alien Bog / Beautiful Soop

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Born in 1932, accordionist / musical philosopher / teacher Oliveros has been hailed a champion of the avant garde in America, ever since instigating the field of meditative music. Founding the Deep...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1998-07-01)

Traffic - First Exit

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On September 12, 1967, three months before releasing their first LP, Mr. Fantasy, Traffic performed live on Radiohuset in Stockholm, Sweden to a large crowd. This radio broadcast was...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-09-19)

Cream - Nineteen Sixty-Seven

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Vogon Records has unearthed and released some lost broadcasts by Cream during their halcyon days between 1966 and 1967. What we have is a live recording made for Swedish radio plus some unreleased...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-05-30)

Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn

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Of all the 60s / 70s classic groups out there, maybe the one I'm most fatigued by is Pink Floyd. A year or two ago I had a chance to listen to the Dark Side of the Moon box that had...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-05-24)

Traffic - Where the Poppies Grow - Historic Radio Sessions 1967

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For those of you who do not know Traffic's history, the band was formed in 1967 by Steve Winwood after leaving the Spencer Davis Group, along with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason. The...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-04-11)

Pearls Before Swine - One Nation Underground & Balaklava

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A slice of the past, but certainly one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Pearls Before Swine was essentially the vehicle of guitarist / composer / poet / singer Tom Rapp, which over the course of...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1998-07-01)

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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It seems almost silly to take this one on in writing — one of the era's most iconic albums along with one of the era's most iconic covers. It's almost superfluous to talk about...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-03-23)

The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

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This is the first of four Beatles albums on my third tier list, and I would guess that one of the first...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-03-23)

Tyrannosaurus Rex - Early reissues

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Here we have the long-awaited reissue of Marc Bolan’s earliest recordings, back when Tyrannosaurus was spelled out in full and electric guitars were unusual coloring rather than the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Le Stelle di Mario Schifano - Dedicato A

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Kckck wk zz r ckck! It sounds like the workers at the CD mastering plant took time out to play frisbee with the source LP; you can not only tell this CD was mastered from LP but at times...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Cream - Disraeli Gears - Deluxe Edition

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What comes to mind when you think of psychedelic blues rock? For me, it’s Cream. They were the most important UK rock band out of the 60s besides the Beatles and the Stones. Eric Clapton,...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Cream - Live at Grande Ballroom, Oct. '67

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McLatchey's Top Tier #32

I'm fortunate that almost everything I'd put in my top tier (my favorites of my favorites of my favorites) is commercially available, but...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-07-02)

We the People / American Zoo - Visions of Time - Complete Recordings

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Meet four teenagers from the mid-60s whose perseverance paid off, though all in due time. When the group We the People released their debut single “Feelings of My Emptiness” b/w...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2015-06-28)

Iron Butterfly - Live at the Galaxy 1967, In Sweden 1971 & In Copenhagen 1971

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Before one considers these three recently released live archives on Cleopatra’s Purple Pyramid imprint, it would be worth a moment to examine the other live Iron Butterfly releases that have come...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-09-13)

Ultimate Spinach - Live at the Unicorn, July 1967

Cover art Ultimate Spinach was a Boston based band from the late-60s psychedelic era (five or six-piece, depending on which incarnation) that lasted from around 1967 through 1970 and possibly beyond, producing...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-03-30)

The Yellow Balloon - The Yellow Balloon

Cover art The Yellow Balloon is basically the story of one producer & songwriter Gary Zekley who, disappointed with the results after having Jan and Dean record one of his songs, decided to record it again...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2005-03-01)

Moby Grape - Moby Grape, Wow, & Grape Jam

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One of the very best of the late 60s San Francisco bands (if not the best), Moby Grape's recordings as well as the band's name itself has long been tied up in endless cycles of litigation thanks to...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2008-01-01)

Sandy Denny - 19 Rupert St

Cover art This is about as intimate a performance as you can get. Sandy Denny visited friend and fellow folk singer Alex Campbell at his home at 19 Rupert St in Glasgow on 5 August 1967, and they spent at least...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2013-05-03)

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2020-12-09
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

2020-10-14
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more

2020-09-09
Simeon Coxe RIP – Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Zao - Ethnic-3 Live – Since the band was founded in the early 70s by ex-Magma members François Cahen (piano) and Yochk'o Seffer (saxes), theirs has been a constant evolutionary path, with no two consecutive Zao...  (2010) » Read more

Älgarnas Trädgård - Framtiden Är Ett Svävande Skepp, Förankrat I Forntiden – Swedish ensemble Älgarnas Trädgård in many ways were the Scandinavian equivalent of Pierrot Lunaire and were an incredibly unique and inventive group of musicians. Their sole album...  (1996) » Read more

Valinor's Tree - ...And Then There Is Silence – Sweden's Valinor's Tree has come a long way since their last album, Kingdom of Sadness which I reviewed in #19. The quartet still walks a high wire between balls-out modern hard rock and the...  (2001) » Read more

Jakko M. Jakszyk - The Bruised Romantic Glee Club – Guitarist Jakko Jakszyk has finally come into his own with his current solo recording. After stints with Level 42, Dizrhythmia, and 21st Century Schizoid Band and numerous guest spots, the...  (2008) » Read more

England - Garden Shed – At last, one of the last touchstone albums of British symphonic prog makes it to CD. Oh, there was a bad vinyl transcription on the Japanese Edison label a few years ago, but now the master tapes have...  (1997) » Read more



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