This site is dedicated to my beautiful girl Isabelle (2006-2018)
Welcome to my page. My name is Eric and I love music. I know most people love music also, and this site is for you. I’ve been collecting cd’s for many years. My hope is to give you some history surrounding bands and their music. Also, give some reviews of my favorite artists and their best works, which are my personal opinions. I will be focusing on psychedelic music from the middle to the end of the 1960’s, as well as music from the earlier part of the 1970’s. There will also be some newer psych bands that I want to share with you. Many of the bands and albums that I write about will be mainstream and highly recognizable. Think of the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and the like. But I will also cover some pretty obscure stuff, and my hope is to introduce you to some great music that may not have received the proper credit that it deserves. There will also be a section of book reviews that pertain to the psychedelic era. I hope you will enjoy the content on the site.
As a youngster growing up in Upstate New York, I can remember the countless hours listening to music, either laying in my bed, or propping up a pillow against the wall and rocking to the beat of the music. I was a rocker, literally, in those days. I didn’t have the long hair, or the rock star clothes, but what I did have is a passion, listening over and over, continuously, until my favorite songs were completely engrained in my being. I listened, at first, strictly to the radio. I was not allowed to purchase albums or cassettes at that young an age, mainly because my mom and stepdad were very religious. These were between the ages of 8 and 10 years. I mostly rocked in my bed to the oldies. Some of the music was literally from the 1940’s and 1950’s.
One of the very first songs that I remember listening to was “I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire” by The Ink Spots, from Indianapolis. This song originated in 1941, and was on the radio a lot when I was a boy. This tune got me started on a long journey of music appreciation, from oldies to jazz, and pop, classic rock, and heavy metal. Along with many other forms and incarnations of music.
I distinctly remember sitting on my big brown leather chair in the den at my grandparents house, listening to “Elvira” by the Oak Ridge Boys. Remembering this brings me back to my childhood. And music is the time machine that takes me back.
In that same brown chair, listening to Men At Work, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Eurythmics, Duran Duran, The Who, and on and on, I became who I am today. And I can honestly say, it was the music that guided me. I want to share my cd collection with you, especially the psychedelic music from the late sixties, my all time favorite music, and we can discover together the music that is so important to the human experience.
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