An absolute must-have for any 60s/70s psych/garage/pop/rock/folk/blues rock or prog rock fan
This is an absolute must for any self-respecting fan or collector of 60s/70s music. It's a companion to the other two main Joynson books, "Tapestry of Delights" covering GB bands/singers and "Fuzz, Acid & Flowers" covering US bands/singers. It covers Canadian, Australasian, Latin American and South African bands and singers from 1963 - 1976, from the well-known like Joni Mitchell to the totally obscure (The Foreday Riders anyone?).
Some of the more glaring errors of the original edition (to be expected in a tome of this size I suppose) have been corrected and some new entries made. It's just such a damn good reference book and can even be a good read as well, though being basically a list, not in the conventional sense. Just jumping in anywhere and looking through the band names, listing members, what they played, plus album and single details, you'll often come across some name you know and find they previously played in an obscure band you don't. Appendices index singer/band names alphabetically within country of origin and list some compilation albums.
Total value for money even in soft-back format at full price but especially discounted as here. I have the original issue but nevertheless just had to buy this revised edition too.
My one reservation is that I've never managed to obtain any hard-back copies of these three books, which are usually advertised before their release and I therefore seriously wonder whether they actually exist.
If they do, Vernon, I'll have a free copy of each please for giving the books consistently excellent reviews.