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Texan Psychedelic Rock.

Rock historian Ed Ward profiles Roky Erickson and the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, a sixties group that put Texas on par with the psychedelic bands from California.


Britian's Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

Rock historian Ed Ward profiles one of the most eccentric rock groups from the other side of the Atlantic - the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (circa late 1960s). They infused their music with a typically British brand of humor, such as that associated with Monty Python's Flying Circus.


The History of Funkadelic.

Rock historian Ed Ward profiles The Funkadelic, a black psychedelic band whose big hit was the 1978 song "One Nation Under A Groove." Several members of the band, including leader George Clinton, started out with The Parliaments, a fifties Doo-Wop group.


Plundering the Grateful Dead.

World music critic Milo Miles reviews "Grayfolded" by the Canadian avant-gardist John Oswald which is two extended versions of the Grateful Dead song "Dark Star." Using a technique called "plunderphonics" Oswald took recordings from the Dead and manipulated them electronically. (If you can't find the album in your record store, it can be ordered from Swell Productions, 253 College St., #295, Toronto, Canada, M5T 1R5. Phone: 416-531-33330.)

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