Underground Radio is a modern rock opera by The Electric Buddha Band composed and recorded as an homage to classic '70s rock. It's like spinning your car radio dial late at night and hearing a strange mix of rock, blues, new wave and punk songs you've never heard before. It's discovering some long lost bootleg LP in a bargain bin and spinning the vinyl until the grooves wear through to the other side and you wake up in an alternate universe where Roger Waters and David Gilmour still get along, the Clash are playing at the Fillmore East, and Jim Morrison is headlining summer festivals.

Underground Radio was inspired by the music of The Pretty Things, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam, The Stranglers, The Cynics, Television, Brainpool, The Grateful Dead, Tom Robinson, Paul Weller, Elvis Costello, Pink Floyd, U2, Booker T & The MGs, The Staple Singers and everything else I've listened to since 1974. It's all free to listen to, download and re-use.

More Rock Opera Reviews 

For rock opera fans, I've added several reviews of important rock operas including Wishbone Ash's Concept album Argus, Klaatu's Hope, Joe's Garage, Tommy, SF Sorrow, Brainpool Junk, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and more.

If you're not familiar with Wishbone Ash, I encourage you to check them out. They are one of the greatest rock bands of the '70s and are still touring and recording 50 years later. Check out the full reviews along with video clips under More Rock Operas. If you've got other rock operas you'd like to see reviewed, let me know!

Bonus Instrumentals Now Available! 

There are five bonus instrumental tracks. You can listen and download tracks individually from Soundcloud.

You can download a ZIP file of MP3s from Box

Feel free to share these files however you like as it's all published under a Creative Commons open source license.

Libretto Now Available 

You can order the Libretto directly from Amazon for an introductory price of just $5.95. It's the size of a high-quality indie comic book with 45 pages including more than 20 original b&w illustrations. It also has all of the lyrics, song notes, a summary of the story and background on the project.

You can also download the full color PDF version from Box.