The 13th Floor Elevators and Texas psychedelia
This issue’s cover stars are Texan psychedelic pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators. We take a look at some of the less-documented aspects of this fascinating and seminal band as well as publishing a previously unseen interview with Elevators drummer Danny Thomas and previewing the forthcoming 10-CD box set/book.
The Texas theme continues with pieces on other TX psych and garage acts Bubble Puppy, The Moving Sidewalks, The Golden Dawn, Zakary Thax, Kenny & The Kasuals, The Stoics, The Kitchen Cinq and Cold Sun, all delivered by the top authorities on the subject and given the usual full-on Shindig! treatment.
Tim Forster returns with the third and final instalment of his acclaimed and exclusive West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band story.
Johnny Black gives us the lowdown on Mickie Most, one of the three greatest British record producers of the ’60s and the man behind smash hits by the likes of Donovan, The Animals, Herman’s Hermits, Lulu and The Yardbirds.
Plus we have mind-bending features on the early years of folk-psych favourites The Strawbs and all-girl garage band The Sweet Somethings. There are introductions to psychedelic soul, hippie literature and twenty questions for singer-songwriter supreme Jackie DeShannon.
As if that wasn’t enough, check out great new bands The Wolf Peopleand The Higher State and delve into our ultra-illuminating, all-encompassing reviews section.
A thousand more reasons why Shindig! is fast becoming THE indispensable music publication for people who want more.
* The 13th Floor Elevators & Texas psychedelia
* Jackie DeShannon
* Mickie Most
* The Strawbs
* The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band