Good Morning, Time Travelers! Here we are back in The Summer of Love, and we’ve got a couple of great ones today. There’s also that guy named Jimi Hendrix hanging out too.
Here’s today’s Summer of Love line-up:
11:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Doors
The Doors influenced music in immense ways in a very short period of time. Who knows what could have come our way down the road. Morrison was, without a doubt, a poet. And the band was really good. The whole package, gone before we knew it. The Doors actually had two album releases in 1967, their debut album (The Doors) and Strange Days (featured yesterday).
3:00 p.m. Album of the Week: Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
With one album, Hendrix went from struggle to stardom. This album is heralded as one of the most amazing debuts in rock history.
7:00 p.m. The Best of The Summer of Love! Their Satanic Majesties Request by The Rolling Stones NEW!
The Stones’ only foray into psychedelic music before returning to their roots was not one of my favorite efforts. However, it was the natural progression at the time, and to leave the album out would be egregious. (And any album that has She’s A Rainbow on it can’t be all bad.) I just thought the Stones felt uncomfortable with the genre more than anything. Contributing to this was the fact that the entire recording process was a literal shitshow. The link provides the details.
This would be an excellent day to tune in, turn on and drop out. Spend the day here in The Mermaid Lounge. You deserve a break from all this bullshit.