The Mother Hips: The Rhapsody Interview (Exclusive)
Released: Jan 2008
Mother Hips' 2007 release, Kiss the Crystal Flake, marked the revival of California soul-rockers. Their transcendent power pop rode a rich musical wave with simplicity, golden harmonies and interwoven guitar hooks. Guitarist and songwriter Tim Bluhm spoke with Rhapsody Editor Casey Lowdermilk about escaping Los Angeles, how maturity breeds self-aware songwriting, his neighbor Jackie Greene and the health benefits of surfing.