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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 […]

BLOODY RED BARON – May Reviews

Posted on 08 June 2016

  ULYSSES: Law and Order (Black Glove) Like a bunch of ADD special ed kids on a sugar high, Ulysses can’t stop from switching it up in the middle to FASTER, HARDER, STRONGER! The title track is a sinister ear worm in a Kinks mode with a police siren. I wish they wouldn’t do that. […]

Surprise Box #138: Hawk Bjorn

Posted on 08 June 2016

Growing up in the plateau-heeled shadows of ABBA in the land of the midnight sun and pickled herring, Hawk was intuitively drawn to harmony laden pop music like 10cc, Queen and ELO. Says Hawk: ‘I always sang along with all the back-up vocals instead of the lead vocal.  Just loved the complexities and the richness […]

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New Book From Mike Baron – Banshees

Posted on 07 June 2016

MIKE BARON HAS JUST PUBLISHED A NEW BOOK and….it has a full-out rock ‘n roll theme. What’s it about? Well, how about a satanic rock band that returns from the dead?   Doesn’t get any better than that for many zombie obsessed rock ‘n roll fans, right?! It’s available on Kindle or Paperback at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Banshees-Mike-Baron/dp/1614753946/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465222541&sr=8-1&keywords=Banshees+Mike+Baron Here’s […]

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 […]

JANGLE ON – June

Posted on 01 June 2016

JANGLE ON! June by Eric Sorsensen The Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the summer season of pool parties and beach-going here in the mid-Atlantic, and it kicks off a season filled with free outdoor concerts throughout the Washington, D.C. area.  Our lawn chairs will get plenty of use at these music events between now […]

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 […]

BLOODY RED BARON – April Reviews

Posted on 18 May 2016

  THE CORNER LAUGHERS: Matilda Effect Lead singer Karla Kane sounds like all the Bangles put together, and there are shades of Lisa Mychols in this collection of hook-heavy harmonizing. Kane’s songwriting gets a cum laude from the Brill Building school, beginning with the dazzling “Fairytale Tourist.” “The Girl, America” is a shimmering palimpsest. It […]

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 […]