The 1968 Travis Pike's Tea Party "If I Didn't Love You Girl" single reissued, news from Otherworld Cottage and Harvey Kubernik
August 14, 2019 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsLenny Helsing's Four Star review in the June issue of "Shindig!" magazine of the reissue on the occasion of the 28th Anniversary of London's "Mousetrap" all-nighter, reported "Travis Pike's Tea Party's lone 45 from 1968, 'If I Didn't Love You Girl,' with its heartfelt lyric, beckoning chords and insidiously fuzzed-out leads, is inspirational, a genuine hit of psychedelic garagepunk greatness first heard through decades-old compilations like 'Tougher Than Stains' and 'Sixties Rebellion' … [and to] repeat that wild garage-psych experience all over again is something special indeed."
In "Ugly Things" magazine's Summer issue #51, Mike Stax dedicated a full page to his review of "If I Didn't Love You Girl" with a sidebar to bring his readers up-to-date on the goings-on at Otherworld Cottage Industries. The same issue features Harvey Kubernik's multi-page spread on Tina Turner's recordings and performances from the sixties and seventies, as well as his tribute to writer and satirist Paul Krassner, which appears online at ugly-things.com.
You may hear "If I Didn't Love You Girl," and the more rare B-side of Travis Pike's Tea Party's original Alma recording of "The Likes of You" on the Goldmine Magazine Podcast, in which Pat Prince, editor of "Goldmine" magazine interviewed Travis about the reissue of the Tea Party 45, "Changeling's Return," and even the most rare, "Mad About You," a novelty song defying description that was composed for an early stage version and is no longer in the story. The show must go on, so even though Travis was fighting allergies that made his voice sound pretty awful, they discussed his most recent awards, a 2018 Global Entertainment Award, and a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, and then went on to discuss what next to expect from Otherworld Cottage Industries. While we're on "Goldmine," we should mention that Harvey Kubernik provided the two-page introduction to the September issue of "Goldmine" magazine's cover story on Motown's 60th Anniversary Celebration.
And up now on musicconnection.com is Harvey's archive interview with Ian Hunter, bandleader of Mott The Hoople where the singer/songwriter and guitarist discusses David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Leon Russell. Harvey Kubernik also penned the appreciation tribute to Rock Doc Pioneer D.A. Pennebaker, now appearing online at "Music Connection" magazine.
The September-October "Record Collector News" magazine, out in mid-August, will have Harvey Kubernik's cover story on Bob Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Revue" box set and 1975 tour, and a feature on Quentin Tarentino's "Once Upon a Time in America." In late August, you will be able to read it online at www.recordcollectornews.com.
To stay up-to-date on Harvey's news, visit Kubernik's Korner.