[Music] The Flies – I’m Not Your Stepping Stone (1966)

I really like The Monkees. Sure, the TV show was a little corny, but the music was enjoyable. I particularly liked “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone,” which I always felt was their strongest track. I’ve heard Jimi Hendrix cover it, and of course the original done first by Paul Revere & The Raiders, and as […]

[Music] Various Artists – Will You Still Love Them Tomorrow? Courtships and Confessions of the Early Girl Groups and Pop Divas

I’ve been in a bit of an oldies mood, so I went through a stash of old links, and I came across this gem of girl-groups, many of whom you know intimately.  Such names as Etta James, The Marvelettes and Mary Wells are featured. A great deal of praise should be showered upon Fidelity Masters for […]

[Music] In The Court of the Crimson King, by King Crimson: An album cover art story — The Music Aficionado

Pete Sinfield was in need of an album cover. Having served as roadie, light man, lyricist and a general conceptualizer for a new band named King Crimson, he was now tasked with the matter of finding a way to package the strange music the band was committing to tape in the recording studio. Wasting no… via […]

[Music] MARIANNE FAITHFUL’S DECCA YEARS. — dereksmusicblog

Marianne Faithful’s Decca Years. By March 1964, it was apparent that pop music wasn’t just a passing fad. The Beatles were a global phenomenon, and the British Invasion of the American charts had just begun. Britain was a musical powerhouse, that the world envied. Despite this, many labels weren’t resting on their laurels. Record companies […] […]