“Calm Before commits such unhip-in-’67 crimes as loading up on the soul and blues covers that no longer cut the mustard in the year of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band … This group of high school kids effortlessly transform warhorses like ‘In the Midnight Hour’ and ‘Big Boss Man’ into their own creations … The group surely makes its most halting music when handling its own compositions. [From Psychobabble review of Sundazed reissue of Calm Before by The Rising Storm. To read more, click here. Calm Before is available on vinyl and CD from Sundazed Music, and on Apple Music.]
Tracking the Storm
* ‘Frozen Laughter’ — original from Calm Before — is featured in a new movie starring Evan Rachel Wood. The song also has been released on Sky Girl, a foreign compilation.
* Long-awaited vinyl ’45 of two of our best originals has been released by Penniman Records. See ‘Shop‘ page.
* calm before… the rising storm, a 30-minute documentary movie about The Rising Storm and Calm Before has been shown at six film festivals, won a top award at four of them, and was named by rock writer Richie Unterberger as one of the top 10 rock documentaries of 2018.
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