224 pages. Our top cover stories include a huge feature on Australia's mighty Masters Apprentices as well as a tribute to the late, great Sky Saxon of the Seeds. We also have in-depth stories on '60s beat group The Fenmen (featuring pre-Pretty Things members Wally Waller and Jon Povey), UK pop-psych faves the West Coast Consortium, outrageous LA proto-punks The Imperial Dogs, and seminal California garage folk-rockers The Wildflower.
Also, Doug Sheppard unravels the twisted tale of '70s hard rockers Stepson, Ron Ryan reveals the juicy details of his role as the ghost writer of some of the Dave Clark Five's biggest early hits, and Phil Milstein relates his experiences with doomed junkie chanteuse Nico.
All this plus Midwest garage combo The Nomadds, Ollie Halsall and Timebox, French Riviera punks Dentist, garage girls The Bittersweet, The Remains, The Shadows of Knight, and an exclusive chat with Tony Cahill of The Easybeats. Not forgetting our famously extensive review section covering all the latest reissues, and R&R-related books and DVDs.
The Pretty Things
The Masters Apprentices
The Imperial Dogs
West Coast Consortium
Charley D. & Milo