Review: One of finest, most important ’60s LPs

Bob (right), Rich, Tony, Charlie (sitting), Tom, Todd (GravesHall,Andove... (1)

The Rising Storm, 1967, practice session at Phillips Academy. From left: Todd Cohen, Tom Scheft (rear), Charlie Rockwell (seated), Tony Thompson, Richard Weinberg, Bob Cohan

Calm Before remains one of the finest and most important LPs by a US ’60s group, never mind one that was still attending high school when it was released … broodingly and sensationally played out … mix of deep beat-pop introspection and thoroughly intense modern R&B-instigated rock …” [To read more, click here.]