SUMMER IN THE CITY
by Bozidar Brazda
A few months back, my father’s old band from the 1970s was mentioned in Rolling Stone
. A song from The Brazda Brothers
(1973) -- a kind of Beach Boys meets the German psychedelic garage band Can, but made in Canada by Eastern Europeans -- was listed by the psychedelic hipster band MGMT as one of their top ten. They ranked it just above the Rolling Stones’ The Lantern
and just after the Velvet Underground’s Sister Ray
. Not too shabby, old man.