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LOST TREASURES – Velvett Fogg

Posted on 20 August 2015

LOST TREASURES VELVETT FOGG “VELVETT FOGG” By Peter Marston   Those of us who seek out lost classics in the history of rock and pop tend to be somewhat opinionated and for everyone who champions a particular album as a lost classic, there is often a detractor who will claim the album is overrated. But […]

BLOODY RED BARON – July Reviews

Posted on 20 August 2015

BLOODY RED BARON JULY REVIEWS by Mike Baron GREG POPE: Fanboy Nashville’s Greg Pope’s been on a roll since Pop Monster landed like a nuclear bomb in 2008, followed by Pete and Pop Motion Animation. Fanboy is another tour de force showcasing Pope’s superb dynamics, one power pop classic after another. He’s got a unique melodic […]

JANGLE ON – July

Posted on 23 July 2015

JANGLE ON! JULY by Eric Sorsensen Sweltering heat has descended on the Washington, D.C. area and air conditioning has become a highly appreciated creature comfort.  Outdoor heat is a great reason to stay inside and catch up on the latest in power pop and jangly music.  New artists, discs and songs that I recommend this […]

LOST TREASURES – THE FLAME

Posted on 16 July 2015

LOST TREASURES THE FLAME “THE FLAME” By Peter Marston   I first came across The Flame in 2006 when Tower Records closed their retail stores. As the closing date approached, prices were slashed, more and more by every week, from 25% off to 50% off to 75% off to even 90% off. Every week I went […]

LOST TREASURES – Les Baroques

Posted on 16 July 2015

LOST TREASURES LES BAROQUES “LES BAROQUES” By Peter Marston Les Baroques are an odd band. Though their name is French, the band is actually Dutch. And while their singles leaned toward baroque folk-pop (their most successful single, “Such a Cad,” recalls Sonny Bono’s “Laugh at Me,” but with a prominent bassoon part), their self-titled debut […]

APRIL REVIEWS – Bloody Red Baron

Posted on 22 June 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 […]

LOST TREASURES – The Hardy Boys

Posted on 15 June 2015

LOST TREASURES THE HARDY BOYS “Here Come The Hardy Boys” By Peter Marston     Here Come the Hardy Boys is yet another late ’60s cartoon show bubblegum album, developed by the originator himself, Don Kirschner. The project does stray from the archetype in some ways, however. For one thing, the band, although assembled for the […]

Surprise Box #136: Monogroove

Posted on 31 May 2015

GREAT STUFF!” – Lee Joseph, Dionysus Records “Monogroove’s vocal arrangements stand out most. The singing on “Wonder Who She Is” even hints at shades of Mamas & The Papas, which was one of California’s best ever vocal groups.” —indie-music.com-Dan MacIntosh Monogroove has been featured on the Local Licks radio program hosted by Terry Gladstone on […]

JANGLE ON! – May

Posted on 26 May 2015

JANGLE ON! MAY by Eric Sorsensen As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, I find that I have accumulated enough new material to compile my monthly Jangle Pop sampler.  In looking over the stack of CDs that contributed to this month’s compilation, I must give a great deal of credit to Ray Gianchetti and his Kool […]

LOST TREASURES – The Sunset Bombers

Posted on 26 May 2015

LOST TREASURES THE SUNSET BOMBERS “The Sunset Bombers” By Peter Marston   I must confess something about myself as a record collector: I am a completist. I have purchased many records that are, frankly, not very good but that I somehow believed I needed to complete some part of my collection. The most common instance […]