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Kaleidoscope Linkage

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Home Pages

Chris Darrow

Info on Chris' recordings, song publishing & photography. Also contains a discography.

David Lindley

Tour info, photo gallery, links to David's political, social, artistic interests. Descriptions & ordering info for David's CDs, with sound clips for some. There's also a new section on David's instruments.

David Lindley at the Rosebud Agency

Mini-bio, sessionography, discography, tour dates

David Lindley Group on Yahoo

Group devoted to David's doings past & present.

Brave Old World

Homepage of Stuart Brotman's Klezmer group.

Sirocco

Homepage of Sirocco, the duo of Sulyman el Coyote (aka Solomon Feldthouse) & Armando Mafufo. Solomon bio, information on the duo's CDs, & Solomon's handcrafted zills & jewelry.

The LiƤn Ensemble

Homepage for another of Solomon's ventures, a group that performs "mystical Persian music."

Interviews

Chris Darrow & Chester Crill

An interview conducted by Paul Gouldhawke in 1999 for Picnic, his interviews site. Quite a few choice nuggets that didn't come up during the Richie Unterberger interviews.

Chris Darrow

A career-spanning interview with Giulio Bordin for the Italian site Live Rock.

David Lindley & Wally Ingram Video Interview

On the House of Blues site. A 12-minute interview (which performs pretty well on dial-up connections) that, while focusing on the tour they were then currently doing with Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Horsnby, et.al, covers some other territory as well. Well worth watching for the moment when David describes the proudest moment in his musical life.

David Lindley for Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Wide-ranging interview from June, 2000, conducted by Peter Kotapish.

David Lindley: Gitarre & Bass Magazine Interview

From 5/98. In German. (Nice pic of David relaxing at home with an exotic instrument.)

Corky Carroll Interview

In this interview with the "surfer, musician & former presidential candidate," Corky talks about his association with Chris Darrow. And other things.

Terry Reid Interview

Reprinted from Comstock Lode No. 6, a charming 1979 interview which includes some priceless stuff about his time with David Lindley.

Stan Ridgeway Interview

In this interview, Ridgeway, (Wall of Voodoo, etc.) talks about taking guitar lessons from David Lindley, c. 1966.

Articles

David Lindley

Good, succinct career overview by Brad Bechtel, on a site devoted to slide/steel guitar.

Chris Darrow Discoveries Article

Reprint of an article Chris wrote for Discoveries in 2001. A very personal take on the development of "country rock" in LA, from the folk revival days onward.

Max Buda Thank You Letter

A hand-drawn note from Max (aka Chester Crill) to writer Ellen Sander, thanking her on behalf of Fenrus Epp no less, for a favorable review of Side Trips she'd written .

Review of "A Beacon from Mars"

A perceptive retrospective review of the album on Julian Cope's marvelous Head Heritage site.

Ben Harper - Roots

Claremont slide wiz kid Ben Harper talks about his family & the Claremont scene he grew up in. Contributions by Chris Darrow & David Lindley.

Dock Boggs Bio

Nice bio at Old Time Herald Online of the man who brought "Oh Death" to the ears of many, including Kaleidoscope. Includes a passage on Kaleidoscope's performance of the song at the Newport Folk Festival in 1968.

Barry Friedman Bio

Career overview of Barry, aka Frazier Mohawk, producer of Side Trips. Kaleidoscope is only mentioned in passing, but it's nonetheless an entertaining read.

Ash Grove

Story by Peter F. Feldmann about the legendary LA folk club, containing an interview with Ed Pearl.

Crystal Ballroom History

Remarkable, detailed history of the Portland, OR rock hall. Part 3 contains an account of a May 3, 1968 appearance by Kaleidoscope. (A local reviewer wrote at the time that Kaleidoscope "gets into Eastern music much less embarrassingly than any other band.")

Discographies

Kaleidoscope (on All Music Guide)

Discography with capsule album reviews by Richie Unterberger & others. Helpful to anyone new to the band, but someone ought to point out to reviewer James Chrispell that Kaleidoscope hardly came out of the "San Francisco scene."

Kaleidoscope (on Picnic)

Covers the albums, with track listings & personnel.

Kaleidoscope (on Discography Web)

Includes singles.

Bibliography

Kaleidoscope

Compiled by Jeff Watt of Old Goat Publishing.

Fellow Travellers

Kim Fowley

In his amazing career Kim Fowley has been involved in virtually every kind of pop music known to man. Folk rock & country rock are no exceptions, & a CV of his involvement in these areas can be found here.

Frank Reckard

Claremont has spawned more than its share of great musicians, & Frank, longtime guitarist for Emmylou Harris' Hot Band, is most certainly one of them. This interview is from 1989.

Robb Strandlund

Homepage for the fine singer-songwriter & longtime musical partner of Chris Darrow. Biography, discography, photos, & an extensive library of lyrics & sound files.

Wilderness Road Website

Official homepage of Wilderness Road. Archives, sound samples, and more.

Side Trips

Picnic

Paul Gouldhawke's interviews site. Currently running, along with the Chris & Chester interview mentioned above, a very good piece on the lost years of Skip Spence.

The Ptolemaic Terrascope

Online version of the British journal of psychedelic & experimental music.

Technicolor Web of Sound

60s Psychedelic Web Radio. A large number of Kaleidoscope tracks are included on the station's excellent playlist.

Ugly Things Magazine

Homepage of the magazine devoted to "wild sounds from past dimensions."

Richie Unterberger

Info on Richie's books, including Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers & the just-published Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock's Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock. Transcripts of a number of interviews he conducted for his books can be found there.

Up-Tight Group on Yahoo

Lively and informed discussion of the "cult figures and unknown legends" of the music world, inspired by the books of Richie Unterberger.

West Coast Psychedelia and Acid Rock Group on Yahoo

UK-based, frighteningly knowledgeable discussion group.