Sunday, September 3, 2017

FM Rock: October 1968






KSAN's Tom Donahue with a stack of albums... I see the Crazy World of Arthur Brown's LP there on the bottom, but I sure would love to flip through that pile he's holding! Progressive radio is going so strong at this point that the competing stations are slinging some mud and a few arrows at each other, some of the bitching in the trade papers is humorous: KOIT's Dick Starr is quoted as saying his station is more balanced than the other progressive undergrounders because he doesn't have "announcers getting on a blues trip or a Chinese bell trip." Oh, snap. By October, however, it does seem like tripped out psychedelia is starting to fade a bit and the blues are coming in stronger - so for this month's edition, I've gone a bit liberal with the blues-rock selections, sprinkling them in a bit heavier. It all seems to be pointing the direction to '69 and "rock music" coming into its own without the need for sub-classification.

  • 1Imitation Situation (Toccata And Fugue)/Where Do You Go?by Fever Tree
  • 2Shine On Brightlyby Procol Harum
  • 3The Chase/Mellowing Greyby Family
  • 4Get Thy Bearingsby Donovan
  • 5Feelin' Alrightby Traffic
  • 6The Weightby The Band
  • 7High Flying Birdby H.P. Lovecraft
  • 8Voodoo Chileby Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • 9Combination Of The Twoby Big Brother & The Holding Company
  • 10Spider In My Webby Ten Years After
  • 11She's Alrightby Muddy Waters
  • 12Bring It On Homeby Dirty Blues Band
  • 13Welcome To Hollywoodby Asylum Choir
  • 14Mojo Navigatorby Country Joe & The Fish
  • 15Kentucky Womanby Deep Purple
  • 16Doctor Doctorby The Who
  • 17Wildwood Bluesby Nazz
  • 18Morning Of Yesterdayby Eclection
  • 19My Clownby July
  • 20High All The Timeby Mad River
  • 21Don't Step On The Grass, Samby Steppenwolf
  • 22Politicianby Cream
  • 23Albert's Shuffleby Kooper/Bloomfield/Stills
  • 24Neverby Moby Grape
  • 25Song For Our Ancestorsby Steve Miller Band

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