10 Of The Best: Buffalo Springfield Covers


The sainted quintet of Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, Dewey Martin and Bruce Palmer may have existed for barely two years but their influence, even at the time, was enormous, far outstripping their not inconsiderable commercial success.

Boasting three hugely talented singer-songwriters, it was no surprise that their material was quickly seized by a wide range of acts looking to bask in the Springfield’s reflected glory. Here, we present 10 of our favourite contemporary interpretations of their songs.

1. Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – For What It’s Worth (1970)

Supremely funky take of Stills’ rallying cry from the final Brasil ’66 album, 1970’s Stillness. Dozens of acts have covered the Springfield’s signature tune.

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10 Of The Best: The Stones In The ’70s


In June, The Rolling Stones’ ninth album, 1971’s Sticky Fingers, is reissued in a bewildering number of formats; from standard remastered CD and LPs to deluxe and super deluxe boxed editions on CD, vinyl and digital. Bonus goodies include previously unreleased alternate takes of album tracks, a March ’71 live show presented as Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out, DVD footage of two tracks from a Marquee gig from the same month, a 7″ coupling ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Wild Horses’, various books, postcards and other ephemera. Oh, and not forgetting a real zip!

As Sticky Fingers was the Stones’ first album of the ’70s, Shindig!’s BRIAN GREENE feels moved to select his personal Top 10 Stones cuts from the “sucking in” decade.

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Ian Jelfs – From The Stormsville Shakers To The Parisian Underground

To celebrate RPM’s new CD release The Stormsville Shakers And Circus With Phillip Goodhand-Tait’s One And One Is Two: Complete Recordings 1965-1967  MARK GOODALL offers an excellent overview of the talented young guitarist IAN JELFS, who along with Goodhand-Tait, helmed the two UK bands before emerging himself in the Parisian Underground. (This feature was originally intended to be run in the withdrawn issue #47 of Shindig! Magazine. Click on the article pages to enlarge.)

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Levitation Festival Confirms 2015 Line-Up


The former Austin Psych Fest announces details of this year’s performers, with a stellar cast of acts old and new lining up behind the reformed 13th Floor Elevators

Carson Creek Ranch near Austin, Texas once again plays host to what has grown from its humble beginnings in 2008 to become the biggest and most all-embracing psychedelic rock music festival on the planet. Held over three days between May 8th and 10th, this year’s event sees a whole gamut of mind-expanding acts doing their thing across three stages: the Reverberation Stage, the Elevation Amphitheatre and the Levitation Tent – all named in honour of this year’s surprise headliners.

Friday May 8th’s bill includes Tame Impala, Spiritualised, Lightning Bolt, White Fence, The Sword and Holy Wave. Saturday 9th’s decidedly anglophile line-up brings The Jesus And Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Thee Oh Sees, Earth, Nightbeats and Ryley Walker. Sunday 10th offers up The Flaming Lips, The Black Angels, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Eternal Tapestry and The Paperhead before the closing act: the 50th anniversary reformation of the original line-up of Texan psych legends The 13th Floor Elevators (minus the late Stacy Sutherland, of course). A selection of internationally-acclaimed DJs will be blowing what’s left of revellers’ minds in between the bands.

Head over to www.austinpsychfest.com for further details and information about tickets, camping and merchandise.

Meanwhile, here are a few of Shindig!‘s recommendations for those of you lucky enough to be jetting off to the Texas sunshine. Read more Levitation Festival Confirms 2015 Line-Up