Category | Lost Treasures & The Great Unreleased

LOST TREASURES – The Rumour “Max”

Posted on 15 June 2016

THE RUMOUR “Max” The Rumour is, of course, best known as Graham Parker’s backing band. The members were virtually a “who’s who” of pub-rock: Brinsley Schwartz (guitar) and Bob Andrews (keys) from the band Brinsley Schwartz, Martin Belmont (guitar) from Ducks Deluxe, and Andrew Bodnar (bass) and Steve Goulding (drums) from Bontemps Roulez (that’s French […]

LOST TREASURES – The Rugbys

Posted on 06 June 2016

THE RUGBYS “Hot Cargo”   The music that is most heavily imprinted upon my psychology is the music that served as the soundtrack to my puberty. In This Is Your Brain on Music, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains that this almost universal phenomenon is grounded in the influence of hormones (and music) on brain development, although […]

LOST TREASURES – Silverjet

Posted on 18 May 2016

SILVER JET “Pull Me Up…” I have a friend who is a fellow guitar player and he was in the process of putting together a covers band to, you know, make some money when I suggested to him that he focus exclusively on ’90s music. This was in 2014. He was curious why. I told […]

LOST TREASURES – Wil Malone

Posted on 07 May 2016

  WIL MALONE “Wil Malone” When I was in high school and beginning my record-collecting career as a Beatles obsessive, my older brother would often stop by my bedroom door and look bemused while I played my Beatles bootlegs, the sound quality of which was often quite poor (and the performances were often sloppy and […]

LOST TREASURES – Gordon Alexander

Posted on 22 April 2016

  GORDON ALEXANDER “Gordon’s Buster” When I was in elementary school, my sister received as a birthday present a copy of Tiny Tim’s debut album, God Bless Tiny Tim. She must have been thirteen or so and was entirely flummoxed. She could not fathom why anyone would think she would want such a curiosity. Being […]

LOST TREASURES – Tim Finn

Posted on 11 April 2016

  TIM FINN “Big Canoe”   One of the ways I can identify a most cherished album is when my friends complain that I play it too much. I remember being on a trip to Boston and seeing Tim Finn’s Big Canoe in a used record shop and, having loved his previous record, Escapade, I […]

LOST TREASURES – The Quick

Posted on 10 March 2016

  THE QUICK  Mondo Deco One of the perks of being in the classic rock generation is that you can often impress younger people with the shows you’ve seen. Kids in their twenties typically respond with choruses of “wow” when I tell them that I saw Led Zeppelin live or that I saw Stevie Wonder […]

ONE MAN BADS by Mike Baron

Posted on 10 March 2016

“ONE MAN BANDS – The Story Behind…” by MIKE BARON There have always been guys who did it all themselves, sometime in a studio, sometimes in their garage.  However the computer age, and greatly improved and compact recording equipment, have made it much easier for the lone genius to record his own album playing every […]

LOST TREASURES – Titanic

Posted on 16 February 2016

TITANIC “Ballad of a Rock ‘n Roll Loser” [linebreak style=”25.png”]   I am half-Scandinavian. My maternal grandmother was Swedish and my maternal grandfather was Danish. To my knowledge, this has had zero effect on my tastes in pop music—I was raised on American AM radio. Still, though, I have had some curiosity about Scandinavian bands. […]

LOST TREASURES – Grapefruit

Posted on 06 February 2016

GRAPEFRUIT “Around Grapefruit” [linebreak style=”25.png”] Most pop fans have at least a basic familiarity with the bands that were signed to Apple Records in the late ’60s and no doubt those bands profited greatly from that connection, at least in terms of buzz and profile. Nearly everyone knows Badfinger, Mary Hopkin and Billy Preston and […]