Songworks #3: Feast of Stephen by Mike Heron (and John Cale)

Snow sculpture in Alaska

On the face of it, you couldn’t think of two bands more diametrically opposed than the Incredible String Band and the Velvet Underground. Yet in 1970 two of their number collaborated on an all-star album and, in particular, on one song: Feast of Stephen. Dramatis personae In 1970 Mike Heron of the Incredible String Band … Read moreSongworks #3: Feast of Stephen by Mike Heron (and John Cale)

Witchseason & Joe Boyd

Joe Boyd

This little logo appeared on the sleeve of so many of the albums I listened to from the end of the sixties and the early 70s that it was a kind of quality assurance stamp. Mostly on Island but some on Elektra. This was the symbol of Witchseason Productions, and of Joe Boyd and it … Read moreWitchseason & Joe Boyd