THE BRYMERS – AN INTERVIEW WITH DICK LEE

THE BRYMERS – AN INTERVIEW WITH DICK LEE – Back in 2007 I exchanged several emails with The Brymers drummer Dick Lee. He kindly sent me photographs of the various groups he was part of back in the sixties. At that time The Brymers were well represented on various blogs and websites so I didn’t feel that there was any need for me to promote his combo too.

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THE ROYAL NONESUCH – AN INTERVIEW WITH JON MCKINNEY

THE ROYAL NONESUCH – AN INTERVIEW WITH JON MCKINNEY – Imagine my surprise was Royal Nonesuch member Jon McKinney!! I was buying “Something Strange” directly from him. I couldn’t believe it. The Royal Nonesuch had become one of my favourite garage punk revival groups of the eighties, even though they hardly left any recorded material behind.

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THE BELLTOWERS – AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL MUTCHLER

THE BELLTOWERS – AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL MUTCHLER – I was recently contacted by ex Lears guitarist Paul Mutchler after he had found my blog. Paul suggested that I might be interested in hearing his new band The Belltowers who also have a penchant for 12 string Rickenbacker action.

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ROBERT & RANDY – AN INTERVIEW WITH RANDY HASPEL

ROBERT & RANDY – AN INTERVIEW WITH RANDY HASPEL- ’Good Company’/’I Won’t Ask Why’ (Holiday Inn Records 2209) Nov 1968 – ’Good Company’ appears to have been the plug side of this 45 and it’s a strong hippie rock tune with hammond organ and subtle wah wah guitar flourishes. This song has not been compiled before and did not appear on the recent Big Beat CD ’Randy and the Radiants – Memphis Beat’.

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THE PROJECTILES – AN INTERVIEW WITH DAN FRANK

THE PROJECTILES – AN INTERVIEW WITH DAN FRANK – Last year I reviewed The Projectiles debut 45 ”Some Things Never Change” and fortunately for me lead singer and guitarist Dan Frank got in touch and responded with a whole load of important information and pictures of his old garage band

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MC SQUARED – AN INTERVIEW WITH RANDY STERLING

MC SQUARED – AN INTERVIEW WITH RANDY STERLING – After I left Bakersfield, California in 1962 I Moved to LA, changed my name to Randy Sterling, ‘cause nobody could pronounce Cierley, and seriously dived into the Hollywood music scene. Through One of the Mize Brothers, Buddy, I found myself in the studio after being there only about two months.

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THE HARBINGER COMPLEX – AN INTERVIEW WITH JIM HOCKSTAFF

THE HARBINGER COMPLEX – AN INTERVIEW WITH JIM HOCKSTAFF – One of the most cherished 45s in my record collection is ’I Think I’m Down’ by The Harbinger Complex. It’s an inspired piece of mid 60s rock and roll. For me, this song has all the thrilling elements I crave when I listen to American garage rock.

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THE HANGMEN – AN INTERVIEW WITH TOM GUERNSEY

THE HANGMEN – AN INTERVIEW WITH TOM GUERNSEY – ’What A Girl Can’t Do’ / ’The Girl Who Faded Away’ (Monument 910) November 1965 – The Hangmen are now well represented on some garage websites with detailed information about the band as well as rare photos.

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DESTINATION INTERVIEWS: THE ARCHIVE

DESTINATION INTERVIEWS – Since I started my music blog during March 2007 I have interviewed many ’60s musicians. I recently decided to re-visit them all and tidy them up with better images and photographs

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THE CALLIOPE – AN INTERVIEW WITH JIMMY MITCH BENTLEY

THE CALLIOPE – AN INTERVIEW WITH JIMMY MITCH BENTLEY – THE CALLIOPE – ’Kaleidoscope – Calliope’/’Everybody’s High’ (Audio Seven 151/153) 196? – At least two other outfits in America went by the name of The Calliope. This particular group from Short Hills, NJ should not be confused with the Calliope from Santa Barbara who recorded for Epic and Shamley or the one from Seattle who released an album called ’Steamed’ on Buddah.

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