The stuff of legend

The Rising Storm, 1967. From left: Richard Weinberg, Todd Cohen, Tony Thompson, Tom Scheft (standing), Charlie Rockwell (seated), Bob Cohan

“One of the true ’60s garage band artefacts … Critically acclaimed … A moody classic … Not bad for a vanity pressing made by a bunch of 17-year-old prep school boys … Fifty years on, The Rising Storm’s naivety, spontaneity and unique haunting melodies define ‘The New England Sound.’ Calm Before is an unpolished yet ambitious curio that has deservedly become a major collectible and a cult classic — one that has led to band reunions and even a forthcoming movie.” [From February 2018 article in Shindig! magazine. To read full article, click here: Shindig 2018]