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LOST TREASURES – The Kitchen Cinq

Posted on 09 May 2015

LOST TREASURES THE KITCHEN CINQ “Everything But…” By Peter Marston The Kitchen Cinq undoubtedly have one of the best “bad pun” names in rock ’n’ roll. A five piece garage/pop band from Texas, their name plays off the French word for five “cinq,” which of course is pronounced approximately the same as “sink.” The title of […]

LOST TREASURES – The Waves

Posted on 08 May 2015

LOST TREASURES THE WAVES “Shock Horror!” By Peter Marston Most power pop bands start out a little rough and polish off the edges as they develop their sound and as their producers become more committed to scoring a big hit single. Often when they do, they cease to be power pop bands at all. Such […]

LOST TREASURES – Barry Booth – Diversions!

Posted on 07 May 2015

LOST TREASURES BARRY BOOTH “Diversions!” By Peter Marston Barry Booth is a most unlikely artist to have recorded one of the great lost chamber pop albums of the ’60s. When the album, Diversions!, was released in 1968, he was already thirty years old and had never recorded an album or even a single as an […]

LOST TREASURES – Cherry Vanilla

Posted on 06 May 2015

LOST TREASURES CHERRY VANILLA “Bad Girl” By Peter Marston Cherry Vanilla (born Kathleen Dorritie) is probably best known as one of the stars of Andy Warhol’s anti-play Pork and as David Bowie’s publicist in the early ’70s. But by the middle of that decade, she was fronting her own band and bringing her own mix […]

APRIL REVIEWS – Bloody Red Baron

Posted on 05 May 2015

BLOODY RED BARON APRIL REVIEWS by Mike Baron NICK PIUNTI: Beyond the Static Nick Piunti has hit the sweet spot in his career where he can do no wrong. Like Greg Pope, or Stevie Wonder in the early seventies, Piunti effortlessly writes one up-tempo killer after another. In popular music it’s all about the dynamics. Piunti […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Two-fer: Merchants of Doubt & An Honest Liar

Posted on 28 April 2015

MOVIE REVIEW MERCHANTS OF DOUBT & AN HONEST LIAR Don’t Doubt This “Honest” Critique by Doug Young Merchants of Doubt A documentary about how corporate interests cloud public health and environmental issues by creating doubts about scientific findings through the use of pundits and those claiming to be scientists; directed by Robert Kenner An Honest Liar A documentary about […]

LOST TREASURES – Laughing Dogs

Posted on 28 April 2015

LOST TREASURES THE LAUGHING DOGS “The Laughing Dogs” By Peter Marston The Laughing Dogs were one of the many bands to come out of the New York City Club scene in the late 70s. The members of the band had come from a variety of Tri-City area bands, including, most notably, Foxtrot, the band that […]

JANGLE ON! – April

Posted on 28 April 2015

JANGLE ON! APRIL by Eric Sorsensen 2015 may have gotten off to a slow start for this jangle pop enthusiast, but the year has been gaining traction as the warm weather approaches.  Two days ago, I placed an order for seven more CDs from Kool Kat Musik – so things are definitely picking up.   New […]

BLOODY RED BARON Reviews – February Reviews

Posted on 24 April 2015

BLOODY RED BARON FEBRUARY REVIEWS by Mike Baron THE BLOOD RUSH HOUR: And Then the Unthinkable Happened The Blood Rush Hour produces a kinetic sugar rush that skates down the Big Rock Candy Mountain on a snowboard. This is power pop on steroids with walloping hooks and heavenly choirs, combining elements of Jackdaw4, Queen, British […]

LOST TREASURES – Smoke Rise

Posted on 24 April 2015

LOST TREASURES Smoke Rise “The Survival of St. Joan” By Peter Marston   I can still remember taking a community bus to the beach and, on the drive home after a day of body surfing with my junior high friends, hearing The Assembled Multitude’s “Overture from Tommy” for the first time. I was amazed, thrilled […]