I’ve been dwelling on records made in the UK in the 60’s and early 70’s- especially the Vertigo Swirls and Island “pink labels.” (Additional pieces on Island and Vertigo will be added along the way). But, given the “label” approach I’ve been taking here for some of the features, related reviews and essays, I thought it might be interesting to shift focus, from the UK to LA.
This shift parallels what I perceive to be a shift in epicenter of the music business that took place from the late 60’s to the 70’s and beyond, as popular musical styles changed. And no label had quite the talent, inside its corridors and among its artist rosters that Warner Records did, starting with the “green label” in the late 1960’s. So, we start another series: Warner Records-The “Green Label” Era (and beyond).*
June 1, 2015
*As I have done in other instances, I will supplement the series introduction with links to the individual essays and reviews as they are published here.