The Chocolate Watchband, often counted among the absolute best psychedelic-garage bands of the 60’s, might have been buried by time if not for the inclusion of their version of “Let’s Talk About Girls”. David Aguilar was kind enough to speak to me about the ups and downs he experienced with the Watchband in their 60s … Read more
Rock had several “mad geniuses” whose mental illness was obfuscated by psychedelic drug use. Those musicians include Syd Barret, Roky Erickson, Peter Green, Brian Wilson, and Skip Spence. Each of these men was labeled an acid casualty, but each suffered from a serious mental illness that was exacerbated by drug use.