Music

brmc

Psych album of the week: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s B.R.M.C. (2001)

The band creates memorable tunes that swagger and will themselves into existence despite changing musical trends—pretty much what rock ‘n’ roll is all about

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Santana-weed

Carlos Santana once said pot should be legal in U.S.: “It’s all fun once you get past the fear.”

Santana is one helluva guitar player, but he’s also got it goin’ on in the humanity department

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Psych album of the week: Cream’s Disraeli Gears (1967)

Not only is it one of the finest records released in that bumper crop year, it is surely one of the best classic rock records of all time

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Psych album of the week: Aphex Twin’s Drukqs (2001)

No other Aphex Twin album has collected such a nuanced and balanced picture of everything that Richard D. James does so well

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Father-John-Misty

Remembering that time Father John Misty told me about his psychedelic experiences

Father John Misty doesn’t make psychedelic music per se. What it may lack in acid-rock trappings, it makes up for with insights the artist attributes to his drug trips

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Silver-Apples

Psych album of the week: Silver Apples (1968)

Bands like Suicide and later, Stereolab and Portishead, all profess their admiration for Silver Apples and their DIY electronic approach

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