S.L. Ray

Articles by S.L. Ray

Neil Diamond – between underground and easy listening

Diamonds are forever

Contemporary music is frequently divided into two categories: underground and straight, young-old, longhair-shorthair, liberal-conservative, progressive rock and easy listening, Kinks or Carpenters. Linking these extremes, however, is an area of music we could call "Middleground." ...

Stomping Savoy and Heaping Uriah

This was a basic, staple American rock and roll show. Two English groups. An audience, uniformaly prepared to he blitzed, socializing happily while enduring several long waits. The nonatmosphere of the Sports Arena on a ...