Rock and Roll Reads

The Gift of GAB

While I am not one to get hopelessly caught up in the nostalgia racket, I must admit that I enjoy quite a bit of the rock and roll that was played from about 1964 to 1968 thereabouts. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I quite enjoy current bands that accept and build on this rock and roll foundation, bands like Sloan, The High Dials, Wellwater Conspiracy, R.E.M., Oasis even U2 to some extent. And no doubt about it, it’s a lot of fun digging up obscure rock and roll nuggets from this era as well as listening to bands inspired by the mid-sixties rock and roll scene. While I don’t listen to this stuff exclusively, I like it a lot so a magazine like Garage and Beat is just the ticket for my rock ‘n’ roll lovin’ eyes and ears. They have all kinds of cool articles and tidbits on little known rock ‘n’ roll bands of the past as well as tips on some great current music. If you ever feel like going back in time while staying firmly in 2003, order a couple of issues of Garage and Beat and enjoy the ride. Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for 1965! Fab.