Looting from the past - 1967

By Enrico Spinelli

A new year brings with it a lot of questions, hopes and expectations... in addition to the classic dilemma about what will be the musical purchases we will make. In the meantime, I had fun imagining what would have been the best of my musical looting in other times, starting from 1967 (55 years ago) and going from 5 to 5 until 2017, thus reliving with you not only more or less memorable outputs but also musical trends and the birth/development of certain musical genres.
I, therefore, invite you to share your feelings and fill in the many gaps that there will be.

So let's get on the time machine together and go !!!!

Rock has officially entered its experimental phase, and psychedelia is king! To the classic song form, we prefer to throw ourselves into everything that is visionary and twisted, giving the listener a new sound experience. Metal was still a long way off (although Blue Cheer's debut would come in 1968) and this was for artists the form of musical rebellion against the system.
Beatles and Rolling Stones release their most elaborate works, with different luck, the Doors debut with an album that was legend even before it comes out, Cream make you dream and Jimi Hendrix breaks into the market with his earthquake first work.
In all this, the Velvet Underground and their first album, iconic from the cover, appear on the scene, 4 crazy Englishmen with a visionary and bizarre album (Pink Floyd) and a still immature David Bowie, while Janis Joplin introduces the whole world her extraordinary and inimitable voice. Honorable mention also for Procul Harum who allow themselves to exclude from the lineup of their debut album a song like, "A Whiter Shades of Pale".

Saying that yours truly one was an adult... backward, in the sense that I was still 18 years from birth, so to be honest I had nothing, not even a body to think about looting... I, therefore, had to catch up a lot!

- BEATLES Sgt Pepper Lonely Heart Club Band
- ROLLING STONES Their Satanic Majesty Requested
-THE WHO The Who Sell Out
- FRANK ZAPPA Absolutely Free
- THE DOORS The Doors
- PINK FLOYD The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
- CREAM Disraeli Gears
- JIMI HENDRIX Are You experienced
- BOB DYLAN John Weasley Harding
- JANIS JOPLIN Big Brother and the Holding Company
- PROCUL HARUM Procul Harum
- VELVET UNDERGROUND Velvet Underground & Nico
- DAVID BOWIE David Bowie
Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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