Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Golden Age of Underground Radio 1
Genres: Country, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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David R. Courtney | Houston, TX United States | 09/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who was around in the late 60s cannot help but feel the loss of the vibrant underground music scene. The realities of the present corporate dominated mass media preclude the possibility of there ever being another vibrant musical scene. However, this recording has an amazing ability to capture the the flavour of this bygone day. I strongly recommend this CD for anyone who enjoyed underground radio on the late 60s."
Edward Rasen Jr. | Maui | 01/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"More than a nostalgia trip: more like opening an old suitcase and finding bars of gold. A real treasure if you remember San Francisco during the Summer of Love, the proverbial "good ol' days," or just want to recapture the vibes. Disc jockey Tom Donahue from the first FM radio station in the USA is a nice addition to the tracks. Tom does on air promos for 1960s concerts at the Family Dog in San Francisco, the then new Youngbloods album, and a benefit for the Free Clinic in Haight Asbury.
I cannot stop playing this CD. I had forgotten the great songs by the Youngbloods, Byrds, and Donovan. Moreover, besides those gems you get the 11-minute version of Time by the Chambers Brothers. Wow. The Brothers are psychedelisized. This CD is worth the price just for that track, but that doesn't mean the other tracks are substandard or not worth playing.
Tune in, turn on, drop out. Buy this CD. I guarantee you will be groovin' down Haight Street or in your mind. Peace and love.
P.S. There is a second volume with DJ B. Mitchell Reed."
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Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 01/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I never got to hear Tom Donahue, since I was only a baby at the time, and was on the opposite side of the country anyway. Based on the aural evidence presented on this CD, he seems to have been a pretty cool guy. This is not one of his actual shows, but rather "airchecks" from some of his broadcasts, with songs he might have played inserted. Some of the songs are actually introduced by name, but obviously they were limted as to what songs they were able to license. The CD opens with Tom mentioning that one of the songs he had just played was "Come Together" by the Beatles, but of course they weren't able to license that song. One of my favorite parts is when Tom says "Here's the Youngbloods 'Darkness, Darkness', and I'm looking forward to the day I can hear this in stereo, cause it must be unreal." Then the song procedes to play, and it actually is in stereo. This CD is a fascinating time capsule, and if you are a fan of underground radio from the late '60s - early '70s, or just curious to find out about it, you should find this CD."