The story of rock photography
Jimi Hendrix in Monterey on his knees in front of his burning guitar, conjuring up the flames; Janis Joplin laughing on a couch, his left arm up his hip, in his right hand a bottle of Southern Comfort; Johnny Cash with a rage-distorted face, his right middle finger drawn like a weapon; Jim Morrison with his bare upper body as the embodiment of the voluptuous shepherd god Pan as well as the hedonistic worry-breaker Dionysos; David Bowie with his face at the level of Mick Ronson's pelvis...
JOHN GARCIA - The free swimmer
At the snack bars around the Schlesische Tor in Berlin's Kreuzberg district, people sit in front of flat screens and watch football. Only at Club Bi Nuu is the world championship in Brazil a minor matter. John Garcia's band Unida has gathered there for a soundcheck. Despite the newly awakened interest of the Americans in soccer, which one hears about everywhere, the members of the US band don't feel like kicking. Before the soundcheck can start, the ex-Kyuss singer follows up interview obligations. He uses the last gig before a longer break of his Stoner troupe to talk about his solo debut.
eclipsed: You're releasing your first solo album. Surely some fans expected it earlier..
"Garcia vs. Garcia" was the previously announced title of John Garcia's solo album, which has been postponed for years. Now it is still finished and the title is more simple. Although the working title would have fit well to the Elf Song cycle, because musically it seems almost irrelevant under which banner Garcia acts. To say: His solo work is not really stylistically different from "Peace", last year's album of the quasi-Kyuss-Reunion band Vista Chino.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.