Posts From Gene Sculatti

10 Classic 1967 Debut LPs by California Bands

What do the Dead, Janis, Captain Beefheart, Sly and Canned Heat have in common? They’re among classic rockers from California who first recorded in 1967.

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Before They Were Stars: More Rockers’ Early Days

In another installment of our series on pre-fame recordings by rock stars, we listen to early sides by Tom Petty, Creedence, Buckingham-Nicks, and more

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Before They Were Stars: Rockers’ Early Days

Before you ever heard of them, Joe Cocker, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen and members of the Doors, Doobies and Led Zeppelin all made records. Listen up!

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Quicksilver Messenger Service’s Shining Debut

Years of playing and professionalism produced one of the era’s best records, whose sheer musicality shines as brightly today.

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15 Rockers’ Early Days: Before They Were Stars

The Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, Hendrix, Stephen Stills and other rockers made records before anyone knew who they were. You’ve got to hear these!

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The Sex Pistols’ ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’ @40

They only released one album but it sparked a musical revolution. We look back at a punk-rock game-changer four decades after its release

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