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A Tale of Two Cults: the Flamin’ Groovies and Spirit

By Lenny Kaye, Contributor

Two old faves recently surfaced on eMusic, and I must say it's been a pleasure to renew their acquaintance. Both bands grew up in the California '60s, polar opposites from southern El and northern Es, and were as much reaction to their hometowns as representative. Each had a cultish lifeline that has served to burnish their reputation since an early seventies heyday, and both made music of a heightened musical ideal and purity. Spirit's first album… more »