1978: The Happy Dragon-Band - "3-D Free"
by Jonathan Dean on 07-30-2012
By the end of the 1970s, the hangover had worn off and underground psych entered a problematic phase, a second adolescence. If psychedelic rock had ever been a movement, it certainly wasn’t anymore, having undergone fragmentation and dispersal into the comparatively humorless realms of progressive rock and heavy metal.
Os Mutantes has been a band on and off since the mid-’60s, having begun life as a psychedelic rock outfit before morphing into one of the faces of the Tropicalia movement (and then morphing right out of the public eye). A reunion in... Read Post
Issued in 1986 — at the twin zeniths of the first psychedelic revival and Australia’s post-punk underground — and just reissued in a deluxe two-CD set, Free Dirt (Aztec Music), by the Sydney band Died Pretty, is a classic debut albu... Read Post