PROG ROCK/CRITICAL REACTION III
The advent of techique by Gary Gomes
"Technique always increases to meet the demands of the music. The advent of the Who, Doors, Hendrix and Cream raised the bar dramatically, especially for rhythm sections. Bass players and drummers were expected to do more--much more--than they had
previously. The advent of groups like Vanilla Fudge added the element of drawing out longer compositional settings."
Peter Stampfel toasts his old Rounders bandmate and the great playwright
"The record company got us on the TV show Laugh-In, but they didn't even let us finish the song. We got to play for about a minute and ten seconds. You can see the clip on Youtube. I think it's the only film ever of Sam playing drums. Years later when I
talked to him about it, he said he didn’t remember us being on the show. 'What kind of drugs were we on?' he asked."
Teen dramas analyzed- book excerpt by Sean MacLeod "Singer/songwriter/education Sean MacLeod, who previous wrote Leaders of the Pack about girl groups, now covers the myth, madness and legacy of Spector in his new book Phil Spector: Sound of the Sixties, available from Roman and Littlefield. Here,
MacLeod breaks down Spector’s studio technique and how it amplified and reflected the teen dramas that were boiled down into his 'three minute symphonies for the kids.'"
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