Nina Simone “Sinnerman”

Sinnerman is a song that came out of a song that came out of a song sometime a hundred years ago, or maybe even more. This is what folk tradition is about, the roots of the songwriting process, the sp…

Earth “Demo 1969”

Back when it all began. This is Earth’s 1969 demo, right before the band changed its name to Black Sabbath to record the first heavy metal album in history. Ozzy’s voice is stunning in this one, and s…

Iron Butterfly “In A Gadda Da Vida”

Iron Butterfly’s “In A Gadda Da Vida”: 17mins of pure psychedelia or the whole side B of the 1968 album with the same title. Things get interesting after the 6th minute. The recording that is heard on…

Gandalf “Golden Earrings”

Some thousands of years before the likes of Allah-Las and similar contemporary acts, back in the iconic 60s when everything happened, there was a romantic psychedelic band with a name that would later…