Tag Archives: The Small Faces

Scary: The Who, “I Can See For Miles” (1967)

Next in my series of fifty-years-late appreciations of music in the year of wonders, I turn to a September 1967 (U.S.) release. Some tracks burst into your life sounding unnervingly good in a deeply unfamiliar way. (The uniqueness makes this … Continue reading

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Significant Form Traces Pleasure and Pain: Led Zeppelin, “Whole Lotta Love” (1969)

By Andrew Goodwin The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. —William Blake The goal was synaesthesia, creating pictures with sound. —Jimmy Page[1] It begins with a chuckle, good-natured, playful (yes, in a sexy way), and then you … Continue reading

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