The Gants Almost Became Giants
Tom Petty called The Gants “the Mississippi Beatles.” But various bits of bad luck kept them from breaking through.
When “In-Jokes” Come “Out” In Records
Whether it’s a sly dig at a rival or just a fun way to say something naughty, these in jokes pop up on some pretty big hits.
The Ups and (Mostly) Downs of the 13th Floor Elevators
Dropping acid was their thing, and deeply influenced their 60s psychedelic sound. Take a ride with the 13th Floor Elevators.
Elmer Valentine and The Whisky a Go Go
The iconic LA club, Whisky a Go Go, was ground zero for not just dancers in white boots, but for the burgeoning 60s rock scene.
“MacArthur Park”: The Greatest or The Worst Song Ever?
It’s an epic slice of musical cheese (with sweet green icing flowing down), but it’s been enticing enough to be covered nearly 200 times.