Review: An obscure classic…fragile, colorful charm


The Rising Storm, Andover dance, 1966. From left: Tony Thompson, Tom Scheft (rear), Richard Weinberg, Bob Cohan. (Not shown: Charlie Rockwell, Todd Cohen)

“One tries to imagine what kind of garage the boys of the Rising Storm played in. Padded, flowered, wood-paneled? With crochet rugs? Smoking hookahs? They have a slightly hippie look, these six, on the cover of the album Calm Before, their sole contribution to the era (1967), which became an obscure classic among the original editions avidly sought by collectors.” [To read more, click here.]