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Frank Zappa’s ‘Whisky a Go Go 1968’ Appears in Deluxe Edition

Frank Zappa’s ‘Whisky a Go Go 1968’ Appears in Deluxe Edition

Released this month in a Super Deluxe Edition, Whisky a Go Go 1968 recovers a legendary “lost” performance by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

The Doors’ Well-Told Story Still Contains a Lot of History and Mystery

The Doors’ Well-Told Story Still Contains a Lot of History and Mystery

In the shadow of the “Happy Together” decade, Bob Batchelor’s the Doors’ biography Roadhouse Blues explores the dark and gloomy side of Jim Morrison and the band.

The Doors Check Into the ‘Morrison Hotel’

The Doors Check Into the ‘Morrison Hotel’

Fifty years after its original release, the Doors' Morrison Hotel is reissued as a two-CD /one-vinyl set that includes 19 bonus cuts.

How Hawkwind’s First Voyage Helped Spearhead Space Rock 50 Years Ago

How Hawkwind’s First Voyage Helped Spearhead Space Rock 50 Years Ago

Hawkwind's 1970 debut opened the door to rock's collective sonic possibilities, something that connected them tenuously to punk, dance, metal, and noise.

Counterbalance 24: The Doors – ‘The Doors’

Counterbalance 24: The Doors – ‘The Doors’

Before you slip into unconsciousness, Counterbalance has put together a few thoughts on the Doors' 1967 debut album. It's number 24 on the Big List.

Counterbalance No. 12: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Are You Experienced?’

Counterbalance No. 12: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Are You Experienced?’

Before Jimi Hendrix, face-melting guitar solos were all too rare. His 1967 debut album Are You Experienced? blew the lid off the unmelted face market and rock was never the same.

The Doors’ ‘Soft Parade’ Gets the Deluxe Edition Treatment and a Chance for Reassessment

The Doors’ ‘Soft Parade’ Gets the Deluxe Edition Treatment and a Chance for Reassessment

The Doors' fourth album was a deeply polarizing work and perhaps their most difficult to love. But the 50th anniversary deluxe edition goes a long way in spotlighting its many highlights.

Sitting on Top of the World: An Appreciation of Cream’s Ginger Baker

Sitting on Top of the World: An Appreciation of Cream’s Ginger Baker

For an artist whose discography spans continents both literally and stylistically, there was one reliable thing: Ginger Baker knew what was needed, and if he had to invent new ways of forcing rhythm to the forefront, that was his job. It will remain his legacy.

‘Infest the Rats’ Nest’ Sees King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Embrace Their Inner Thrash

‘Infest the Rats’ Nest’ Sees King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Embrace Their Inner Thrash

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard go full metal to craft a brutal warning against ecological destruction on their 15th studio album, Infest the Rats' Nest.

The Groundhog’s ‘Blues Obituary’ Gets a 2018 Makeover

The Groundhog’s ‘Blues Obituary’ Gets a 2018 Makeover

They had the tunes, the skill and street credibility for miles. What the Groundhogs didn't have, was the ability to sell records outside of the UK.

Lovers of the Heavy and Obscure Can Rejoice With the Release of ‘Brown Acid: The Seventh Trip’ (album stream)

Lovers of the Heavy and Obscure Can Rejoice With the Release of ‘Brown Acid: The Seventh Trip’ (album stream)

RidingEasy once more presents some of the heaviest, scuzziest, most psychedelic and thoroughly under-heard music of the 1960s and 1970s with new compilation, which arrives just in time for Halloween.

Celebrating 50 Years of the Doors’ Experimental ‘Strange Days’

Celebrating 50 Years of the Doors’ Experimental ‘Strange Days’

The 50th anniversary reissue of the Doors' second album, Strange Days, offers a direct, no frills edition that emphasizes the dynamic, solid music.