documenting the optical sounds of '60s pop, Acid Punk & Psychedelia

Record reviews, articles, interviews, vintage music press and ephemera

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  • The Beatles: Revolver

    The Beatles: Revolver

    How the British music publications Beat Instrumental, Record Mirror, NME, Melody Maker, Fabulous 208 and Disc & Music Echo responded to the release of the new Beatles LP during July / August 1966

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  • Willow Green – Fields Of Peppermint

    Willow Green – Fields Of Peppermint

    In an earlier life Willow Green were The Nomads of “Thoughts Of A Madman” fame. Larry Deatherage: “The Nomads later released a record nationally on Double Shot/Whiz Records in 1970. The title of the A side was “Fields Of Peppermint” and the record company changed the name of the group to Willow Green.

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  • Hoppi & the Beau Heems – When I Get Home

    Hoppi & the Beau Heems – When I Get Home

    Hoppi & the Beau Heems were are short lived band from Tampa, Florida. Their first single at the back end of 1967 was ’I Missed My Cloud’ backed with ’So Hard’ on Laurie 3411 or was ’So Hard’ the plug side? Who knows, because ’So Hard’ was released again as the B-Side of ’When I Get Home’ in 1968.

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sixties garage and psychedelic records reviewed

I have reviewed thousands of records over the years. These reviews were posted on an ancient deleted blog but will be updated and refreshed here on Acid Revolver.

vintage sixties press articles uncovered

I will focus on reviews and articles published in sixties magazines. Written material and obscure photographs will be scanned and uploaded on Acid Revolver.

Several of the groups highlighted on Acid Revolver will be well-known Kings of the sixties music scene including Sunset Strip royalty, The Byrds.
However, most of the records reviewed from my archive will be from relatively unknown garage psych combos creating a scene within their own locale.

music press archives

Rave. Intro. Disc & Music Echo. NME. Record Mirror. Melody Maker. Flip. Fabulous 208. Hit Parader. Tiger Beat.