There is a tremendous amount of history to cover when it comes to The Moody Blues, from the invention of Prog Rock to the mid-70s break, and subsequent rocky reunion, and a whole lot more. John was an absolute pleasure to speak to, and we cover it all in this career-spanning interview.
Very few drummers have impacted Rock and Heavy Metal music in the way Carmine Appice has. Carmine is a rare case of a drummer that has transcended genres, and generations, and in the process, has influenced droves of musicians who came after him.
Vanilla Fudge is a band that has paved the way for Psychedelic Rock for many bands such as Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and Yes. By arranging songs in a manner meant to be a slowed-down trippy experience, Vanilla Fudge surely has made its mark in Rock history.
The late 60s were a tumultuous time in history, but they were also a fantastic time for music. One genre in particular really stands out from this era, and that is Psych Rock. Iron Butterfly was one of the leaders of this genre which would come to define an era of music.
Jeff Aug is the mastermind behind the thunderous, raging beast that is Ape Shifter. With two albums under their belt and another in the works, the future beyond the COVID-19 pandemic looks pretty bright for the band.
Acid Mammoth are a part of the new wave of heavy, doomy, Psych/Metal bands permeating throughout the Metal universe by way of the incredible European label, Heavy Psych Sounds. Chris Babalis is their leader, and I’ve got him aboard for a chat.
If supercharged Psych-Rock happens to be your musical preference, the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets likely need no introduction.