Compilation (various artist)
And... without further ado... I believe this is what many of you fine folks have been waiting for. The Rock Box is finally here! As promised, 150 of the best tracks out of Los Angeles and SoCal from 1964-69. The entire L.A. rock music scene on five discs, sequenced in exacting chronological order so that you can see for yourself just how fast music was progressing during this halcyon era: from Johnny Rivers to CSN in under 5 years! Dance with go-go girls at the Whisky; check out The Byrds at Ciro's; hang out in the garage; get in a riot outside Pandora's Box; drop some acid at the first Griffith's Park love-in; hitch a ride up to Monterey for the Pop Festival; get hassled by the pigs; swim naked in Peter Tork's pool, and then go ride horses in Topanga when it all gets too heavy, man. The music will take you there.
We'd also like to take the opportunity to introduce our new L.A. Gemstones Blog. From now on, all L.A. in the sixties' content will be centered over there. I will be writing liners for both Gemstones sets (the notes for discs one and two are already up there-- go read 'em!), compiling a ton of great YouTube content and rare photos, and trying to get discussions going on all things L.A... We hope to have some very special guest contributors lined up soon as well.
Anyway, I'll save the long-winded comments for the new blog. Enjoy the set!
Also still available-- L.A. Gemstones: The Pop Box