Posts From Jeff Tamarkin

The Animals: A ‘Lost’ Interview with the 5 Original Members (Part 2, the Breakup and Beyond)

After the original band split, Eric Burdon started a new Animals and then declared War, while another member discovered a hotshot guitarist named Jimi.

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1970: The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

We looked back at hundreds of albums released that year and whittled the list down to 50 standouts. How many do you own?

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Al Schmitt, 23x Grammy Award-Winning Producer-Engineer, Dies

The winner of 23 Grammys–more than any other engineer in history–worked with Elvis, the Jefferson Airplane, Dylan, Sam Cooke, Steely Dan, and many others

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J. Geils Band’s ‘Live—Blow Your Face Out’ Revisited

It wasn’t their first live album, but ‘Blow Your Face Out’ took the band’s manic rock ‘n’ soul energy to another level entirely.

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13 Times When Glen Campbell Rocked

Think of Glen Campbell and your mind goes first to those big country/pop hits. But the guy could rock like crazy too. Here are some of our favorites.

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17 Must-Reads For Every Hippie’s Bookshelf

If you were a hippie, or still are, we’re betting you are familiar with most of these classics, including several novels, guides, poetry books and more.

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Moby Grape: When Bad Things Happen to Good Bands

They recorded one of the greatest debut rock albums of all-time. After that, nothing went right. The sad saga of a legendary, doomed San Francisco band.

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1971—The Year in 50 Classic Rock Albums

Bands that had only recently performed in ballrooms and college gyms now played arenas and stadiums–and sold millions of albums.

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The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday and Today’: Should It Ever Have Existed?

The album was slapped together from odds and ends by Capitol Records, without the band’s participation. And what was up with that cover?

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Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild & Easy Rider

Some songs are inextricably associated with certain films, and few are as evocative as this 1968 classic, which has come to define biker culture

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