In doing some additional research for the book, I discovered an amazing seven-part series done on the Asheville scene. Ironically, it was done by a magazine that I sometimes contribute to, Mountain Xpress. Miles Britton has tracked down several of Asheville's top bands of the 1960s, and gotten a wealth of information. I really wish that more writers and media outlets would do things like this. This not only leaves an important document about the music of that time, but also informs those about their hometown's scene was really like.
Here's a link to the first part of Miles' series, which also allows you to listen to the Satyrs' 1965 single. Turn it up!
April 12, 2013