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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 […]


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.” — MacIntosh Monogroove has been featured on the Local Licks radio program hosted by Terry Gladstone on […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]