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Posted on 28 September 2015

LOST TREASURES DEWEY MARTIN & MEDICINE BALL “Dewey Martin & Medicine Ball” By Peter Marston Like a lot of pop fans, I like to follow the post-break-up careers of the members of my favorite bands. Often, this is easy to do, as it was in the ’70s when the solo Beatles were regularly on Top […]


Posted on 10 September 2015

LOST TREASURES THE JOLT “The Jolt” By Peter Marston   Most movements in the history of pop run the gamut in terms of the quality of the music. There are great garage bands and fairly awful ones. British psych-pop embraces bands that created transcendent music and bands that produced only murky whimsy. I have often […]

JANGLE ON – September

Posted on 10 September 2015

JANGLE ON! SEPTEMBER by Eric Sorsensen The mid-Atlantic climate gave us summer in reverse – treating us to some mild, dry days in August and now some very hot and muggy days in early September.  The low humidity and an evening breeze made sitting outdoors for a Shenandoah Run (a nine-person folk ensemble in the […]

BLOODY RED BARON – August Reviews

Posted on 31 August 2015

BLOODY RED BARON AUGUST REVIEWS by Mike Baron SUPRALUXE: Morphine Creek If Supraluxe were a car they’d be a gold, candy-flake futuristic custom by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth or Dean Jeffries, all complex curves seamlessly molded into a cohesive shape powered by a big, stonkin’ V8. They have a unique, instantly identifiable sound spearheaded by main […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]