Silver Apples is an American psychedelic electronic music group from New York, composed of Simeon (born Simeon Oliver Coxe III, 4 June 1938, in Knoxville, Tennessee),who performs on a primitive synthesizer of his own devising (also named The Simeon); and, until his death in 2005, drummer Danny Taylor. The group was active between 1967 and 1969, before reforming in the mid-1990s.
They were one of the first groups to employ electronic music techniques extensively within a rock idiom, and their minimalistic style, with its pulsing, driving beat and frequently discordant modality, anticipated not only the experimental electronic music and krautrock of the 1970s but also underground dance music and indie rock of the 1990s.
Tom Waits – Vocals
David Hidalgo – Guitar
Big Bill Morganfield – Guitar
Larry “the mole” Taylor – Bass
Casey Waits – Drums
Augie Meyers – Piano
Clint Maedgen – saxophone
Bad as Me is the seventeenth studio album by American rock musician Tom Waits, released on 2011 October 21 by Anti- Records. Upon its release, Bad as Me received widespread critical acclaim. It is Waits’ first album since 2004’s Real Gone to consist completely of new material. All songs on Bad as Me are written and composed by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan (his wife).
Lumerians is a San Francisco Bay Area based five-member band which has a psychedelic “mindbender” space rock sound. The group is notable for performances characterized by “transcendent live video projections” and having “incredible visuals,” according to one music critic. One critic described the band as “Oakland’s prize pony in the Bay Area gloom-folk horse race”. The sound has been compared to Krautrock with overtones of 1960s music.