Collaborative rock scholarship hosted by Cristy Scoggins and William Gillespie, as a discussion forum to accompany our radio show Rock Geek FM and website rockgeekchic.com. We are rock scholars, writers, and radio show hosts who wish only to share the TRUTH with the internet-enabled world.
Neal Cassady Chair of Psychedelic Folk Art Philip Graham and Professor of Rockthropology Alma Gottlieb lead Cristy and William through some of the uncharted early albums of the nexus of the cultural myth known as the “Summer of Love.” Learn which ruthless, murderous dictator the pacifist Country Joe was named after, and which band member went on to be a voice actor for the Smurfs. And lots of great music eclipsed in the shadow of the Grateful Dead and Woodstock.
All recorded in an authentic underground basement. Download here or listen below:
Ethan Madarieta and Erin Hayes join William to share their expertise, and scratch the surface of the tip of the iceberg of Japanese psychedelic music. This is an hour-long primer or a genre known for half-hour-long songs, a gateway to the psychic labyrinth. Commit suicide, drive to Belgrade, hijack a plane, eat sushi on acid, tune in, and turn on.
We explore what psychedelic music might actually mean, since music is not literally a drug. This exploration leads us off genre, out of the 1960s, and into unexpected and delicious territory. A long strange trip, online to expand your ears.