Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Lothar and the Hand People: Lothar and the Hand People (Capitol)

Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, 3 May 1969

THERE WAS a strange New York scene a few years ago, when much the same sort of thing was taking place across a continent in San Francisco. It was composed of a motley collection of groups – the Lovin' Spoonful, the Youngbloods, the Blues Magoos and a host of others who never made it big. Most of them have split up or split town by now. Many watched New York overwhelm them, breaking them apart in air pollution and cement.

Total word count of piece: 512