Tag: psychedelic

Ten 1967 Pop Songs that Shaped Prog-Rock.

There’s a fun article in Pop Matters called Ten Songs From 1967 That Shaped Prog-Rock.  Writer Sean Murphy knocks out his reasons for songs you might not expect to have any bearing on Progressive Rock,  like The Beach Boys’ “Heroes & Villains,” which he put at number one.  I agree with his choice, although he…

Alvin Lee Goes Home R.I.P.

Alvin Lee Founder & Guitarist of Ten Years After Passes I remember watching The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson around 1969.   I think it was Steve Lawrence, or another of those loungey Vegas entertainers Carson loved back then, was on the show talking about hanging out with this group Ten Years After.  He was shocked…

The United States of America-Joseph Byrd-Podcast

Hear an interview with Joseph Byrd of The United States of America in Echoes Podcast. We take electronic music for granted now, but back in 1968 it was a pretty rare and novel thing.  There were bands like Lothar and the Hand People, 50 Foot Hose and Silver Apples, but the group who took electronics…

Bleeding Rainbow’s Psychedelic Garage Ectasy .

From Nuggets to Neu, Philadelphia’s Bleeding Rainbow Channels the Psychedelic Storm Bleeding Rainbow isn’t the kind of band you’ll hear on Echoes, but every now and then a new rock album catches my ear, and takes me into a different space that I don’t visit as often as I’d like, mainly because I don’t dig…

New Track from Black Angels

My favorite psychedelic band has new music coming out and have a teaser single that seems timely, “Don’t Play With Guns.” It doesn’t totally blow me away, but lead singles from outside bands rarely do.  I’m looking forward to the new CD, Indigo Meadows, which comes out on April 2 with a tour to follow…

Tycho’s Electronic Designs – Echoes Podcast.

This past Tuesday we ran our interview with Scott Hansen of Tycho, but many of you probably missed it while you were battling Hurricane Sandy.  Well, now you can hear it in all its glory as an Echoes Podcast.  Here’s a taste of it below. For most of the last decade there has been a…

Ozric Tentacles-Still Psychedelic After All These Years.

While retrofitting an interview with Ozric Tentacles to run on Echoes this Wednesday, April 4, I stumbled across this video interview and live performance from the band.  The interview is pretty fluffy, but about half way in they go into their Colorado  studio and play live in a great sounds and nicely produced segment.  Ozric…

Life On Planet Gong: Echo Location

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20091111.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGong-The Original Psychedelic Space Gypsies at 40. You can hear an audio version of this blog, with Gong’s music. The voyage of the original Star Trek ended in 1969, but another band of space travelers called Gong launched that year and they’re still wandering the galaxies.…