It was fifty years ago today Thousands of young people from across the United States descended on the Haight- Ashbury district of San Francisco, igniting a cultural revolution. They were drawn by the promise of a new social order and by the music. The Sixties began before the Summer of Love and continued long afterward, but the Summer of 1967 was the moment that it all coalesced. The Summer of Love had a special look and a special feel, but above all it had a special sound. Jefferson Airplane, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Stevie Wonder and many others!
The second album from GospelbeacH continues to deftly honor the grand tradition of West Coast rock and roll. This time around its more 70s FM rock than 60s AM gold, more cosmo than country with a theme of timeless love. Straightforward, inviting songwriting and singing by Brent Rademaker (a founding member of Beachwood Sparks). Warm classic production and tight harmonies once again by guitarist/vocalist Jason Soda. Recorded in Los Angeles at Palomino Sound, Jasons new 1970s vintage artisan recording studio. Third GospelbeacH core member Jonny Niemanns cascading piano, organ and mellotron ll out the albums rich sound. In the tradition of the Troubadour scene of the 1970s Another Summer of Love features some of the GospelbeacH friends and Los Angeles nest players and singers including, Pearl Charles, Miranda Lee Richards, members of Wilco, Mapache, Eels, and pickers from the Grand Ole Echo. The album artwork features re active photography by GospelbeacH guitarist/singer Neal Casal and Allah-Las drummer Matthew Coreia.
A tale of obsession and deception, and the struggle for love and faith in a world where both seem impossible. The film charts the emotional and physical hothouse effects that bloom one summer for two young women: Mona, behind a spiky exterior, hides an untapped intelligence and a yearning for something beyond the emptiness of her daily life; Tamsin is well-educated, spoiled and cynical. Complete opposites, each is wary of the other's differences when they first meet, but this coolness soon melts into mutual fascination, amusement and attraction. Adding volatility is Mona's older brother Phil, who has renounced his criminal past for religious fervor - which he tries to impose upon his sister. Mona, however, is experiencing her own rapture. "We must never be parted," Tamsin intones to Mona but can Mona completely trust her?