Friday, January 24, 2014

ROCKFOUR-THEY'VE NEVER HEARD OF YOU EITHER The music industry sucks, I've been in it since 1972 as a columnist,roadie, road manager, lyricist and producer, and it sucks. Here it is 2014 and I'm listening to an amazing psych disc from 2001, Turns out its not this band's first release either, but a compilation from two of their English language discs. They've got about eight others in Hebrew, which is their native language. RockFour, like the earlier psychedelic monster Churchills (whose first lp was Mojo's best psych disc by a non English speaking band) is Israeli. They tour the US regularly, and have been praised by none other than David Gilmour, who awarded the band first prize for their recording of "Arnold Layne" in a celebration of Syd Barrett. First prize was ten songs produced by Gilmour, but the songs haven't been issued yet. (Wonder what the prejudiced Roger Waters thought about that!) They've got a website that I intend to contact about getting their other discs. Do yourself a mitzvah and try and find their discs. (This is on Rainbow Quartz)You can thank me later.

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