Friday, June 1, 2007

1967 is 40 years old--so is its music.

The summer of 1967 was considered the Summer of Love and attention is again being
paid to the psychedelia-influenced rock (plus other related genres)
of this period.

Log onto to access a site celebrating the

In record stores, there are several compilations in release or coming
soon, including best-ofs from Moby Grape, The Turtles and The Remains
(a band which opened for The Beatles on their final tour in 1966) plus
a two-disc Monterey Pop Festival live set with additional previously-
unreleased songs--the latter album to be released June 5th.

Also in release or reissue: the debut album from the 13th Floor Elevators (led
by Texan Roky Erickson), Pink Floyd's PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN, The
Who's THE WHO SELL OUT, The Doors' self-titled debut album, The Moody Blues' DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED (THE
MOODY BLUES: LIVE AT THE BBC can now be purchased at Tarzana's CD
TRADER) and--while not a 1967 album, an entertaining tribute to the
era--The Dukes of Statosphear's CHIPS FROM THE CHOCOLATE FIREBALL
(actually XTC under a pseudonym).

One wonders if a best-of collection by one-hit folk/pop artist Scott McKenzie (who had a huge hit in 1967 with "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" will appear to cash in on the momentary boom in hippie nostalgia.

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