Sunday, May 1, 2011

SO... what's this all about?!

Hello, and welcome to the all new L.A. Gemstones blog.  This blog is inspired by the classic L.A. Gemstones series compilations of rock and pop music from Los Angeles 1964-69.

It was decided by the compilers of the series that, in lieu of writing extensive liner notes that would probably take a year or more to finish, we would instead make the liners *interactive*.  This allows us not only the luxury of writing at our own pace, but also gives us the opportunity to address your questions on all things L.A. in the sixties.  Indeed it is our hope that this blog will also function not just as a reflection of the Gemstones collection, but also as an extension of it.

So ready the Wayback Machine for a groovy journey through L.A.'s past, as we discuss not only the bands that made the scene but also all aspects of the environment that shaped their lives and music.  Your first assignment (should you choose to accept it) is to familiarize yourself with the groups.  Start here, man:

L.A. Gemstones: The Pop Box -  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
L.A. Gemstones: The Rock Box - 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Track Listing (both sets)

Once you've got that bit down, add us to your favorites and come back and check us out regularly.  There's always plenty to talk about!


J Pinnacle
Hon. Reverend
Church of the Crystal Sphere

This blog exists to honor and promote all the great musical artists that made Los Angeles in the 1960s the great artistic renaissance that it was.  We do not, nor will we ever, engage in any selling or attempting to profit off of this site or any content found within.  Thank you.


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  2. CD 1 of L.A. Gemstones- The Pop Box compilation has bad link.

    Thanks for the cool compilation...interesting picks. I like your taste in music.

  3. I'm dying to find the rest of the Pop Box, I only got the first disc and can't find any active links. Any ideas?

  4. Coming to my BIG-ol,
    John Belushi, party hardy
    in illustrious Seventh-Heaven?
    Eternal pleasure-beyond-measure??

    ...yet, gotta quit materializzm
    N whorizontal vanity: God's Rules
    aint crippling; SIN is crippling.

    Yes, earthling, Im a NDE -
    so I know now s'up, literally.
    God bless your indelible soul.