In 1965, White Whale Records scored a massive hit with its very first release, the Turtles’ “It Ain’t Me Babe.” For the next five years, the label released over 150 singles and 24 albums. The recently released The Land of Sensations & Delights: The Psych Pop Sounds of White Whale Records, 1965–1970 rounds up stand-outs from the imprint’s brief but prolific run. It’s the latest project from Grammy-nominated deejay, author, and producer Andrew Sandoval, who joined us to discuss White Whale, record collecting, his work with the Monkees, and the future of boutique archival material.
For Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, music isn’t an intellectual pursuit. In Davies’ mind, creation is a purely instinctual action, not a result of the brain so much as the gut. “When […]
It was 1966, a year that saw the Beach Boys drop Pet Sounds, the Beatles unleash Revolver, and the Kinks dethrone the Mop-Tops from Liverpool by scoring a #1 hit […]
There are the kind of completists for whom even the whole discography isn’t enough. After tracking down practically everything the Kinks had to offer, one such collector turned his attention […]
(Please welcome new AD contributor Brendan McGrath. Brendan helms one of my absolute favorite music blogs, the rising storm , and will be pulling from his collection, waxing on obscure and classic LPs. […]
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