The Human Expression could’ve had it all, but their music doesn’t allow you to mope or dwell on what could’ve been. They married psychedelic rock with garage rock and gave us just enough timeless hits to remember them by. They were here for a good time, not a long time, and it shows.
In 2001, New York City was in the midst of a resurgence in terms of Rock Bands. Groups such as The Yeah YeahYeahs, The Moldy Peaches, The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire*eater, and The Strokes were causing a stir, as documented in Lizzy Goodman’s excellent book, Meet Me In The Bathroom. The Strokes, in particular, led the pack with their debut album, Is This It.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with veteran Garage/Indie rocker, Richard X. Heyman. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his newest music, the history of underrated Garage Rock outfit The Doughboys, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.