Rolling Stone needs to come up with shorter titles for their articles, man. 20 Albums Rolling Stone Loved In The Sixties That You’ve Never Heard makes for a title that spills onto a second line!
Anyway, it’s an interesting list, and a bit of a memory test. I mean, who remembers the rumours that The Masked Marauders were The Beatles plus Dylan and Jagger? Not me.
A few bands I forgot about without any noticeable downside: Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys, Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, for example (talk about long titles!)
A few that live up to the article’s title (I have never heard of them): Autosalvage, The Good Rats, The Insect Trust, Wild Man Fischer.
Maybe we never heard of these artists because their names were so, like, nuts? More than a few seem to have existed inside Frank Zappa’s orbit, I notice. Actually, I do remember Wild Man Fischer – but I forgot on purpose.
Not sure why Wildflowers by Judy Collins is on the list though. Who doesn’t remember Both Sides Now? Ditto Those Were The Days by Marky Hopkin.