Psychedelic-Rock'n'roll

24 July 2016

Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers:
Overlooked Innovators and Eccentric Visionaries of '60s Rock



Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers: Overlooked Innovators and Eccentric Visionaries of '60s Rock
295 pages, Publisher: Backbeat Books; First Edition edition (October 30, 2000)

This book explores the evolution of 19 intriguing artists bred by the unique 1960s music scene, and traces the musical and cultural threads that gave birth to their electrifying innovations. From folk-rockers to blue- and brown-eyed soulsters to rock satirists and beyond, acclaimed rock author Unterberger uncovers the lives and music of the key visionaries in a mesmerizing decade, including: The Pretty Things, Tim Buckley, Arthur Brown, The Fugs, Bobby Fuller, The Bonzo Dog Band, Fred Neil, The Beau Brummels and many more.
Includes cool photos throughout, and audio samples highlighting the sounds of some of the featured artists.



Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers takes you inside the minds and music of '60s rockers who took chances in the name of art. Blending firsthand interviews with musical critiques, these in-depth profiles tell the stories of visionary musicians who never got their due--and perhaps never cared to.
These underrated artists range from pop acts who aspired only to AM radio fame, to rebel bands whose very names kept them off the air, to groups who flirted with stardom but never made the grade. You'll meet British Invasion innovators, psychedelic trailblazers, rock satirists, blue-eyed soulsters, folk-rockers, and others who helped make the '60s the revolution that it was.