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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 […]

LOST TREASURES – JJ Light

Posted on 24 April 2015

LOST TREASURES J.J. LIGHT “Heja!“ By Peter Marston One area of my record collection that is, shall I say, underdeveloped is Native American rock. I have a few Redbone albums and a couple by Blackfoot and not much more than that. But my favorite album by a Native American artist is J.J. Light’s Heya, originally […]

LOST TREASURES – Lt. Garcia’s Magic Music Box ’Cross the Border’

Posted on 17 April 2015

LOST TREASURES   Lt. Garcia’s Magic Music Box ’Cross the Border’ By Peter Marston I must admit that when I first came across a copy of Lt. Garcia’s Magic Music Box’s LP ’Cross the Border, I had no idea of the album’s pedigree. I just thought the band’s name was just such a cool knockoff […]

Swim Atlantic – Surprise Box #135

Posted on 06 April 2015

Swim Atlantic is a Portland, Oregon based quartet that puts the emphasis of their work on two things: 1) Vocal harmonies 2) Hook-heavy pop songs Beyond that, any musical “spice” is fair game. With songs that cull influences from the 1960s through today, the band draws on a variety of influences that include The Beatles, […]

LOST TREASURES – The Glitterhouse

Posted on 06 April 2015

LOST TREASURES THE GLITTERHOUSE “Color Blind“   By Peter Marston   The Glitterhouse is best-known for the title song from the cult classic film Barbarella, but this is plainly an injustice. First, although featured as vocalists on that song and several others from the film’s soundtrack, the band does not play on the album and […]

JANGLE ON! A JANGLY MUSIC PRIMER – THE 1960S

Posted on 05 April 2015

A JANGLY MUSIC PRIMER – THE 1960S by Eric Sorenson I have always been drawn to the sound of a jangly, chiming, ringing 12-string guitar … or a combination of six-string guitars that creates the same rich sound.  The great Searchers’ song – “Needles and Pins” – really resonated with me back in 1964.  The […]

JANGLE ON! – March

Posted on 02 March 2015

JANGLE ON! MARCH by Eric Sorsensen January was a slow month for new jangly music, but February made up for that shortage in spades – so much so that I had to spread the new music into two monthly compilations.  Here are some of the terrific new artists, discs and songs that I recommend to […]

LOST TREASURES – DENNY LAINE

Posted on 27 February 2015

LOST TREASURES DENNY LAINE “Ahh…Laine!“ By Peter Marston Denny Laine is no stranger to pop music fans. He was the lead singer on all the Moody Blues’ early R&B numbers (before the arrival of Justin Hayward), including the hit “Go Now.” He was also the only member of Wings—other than Paul and Linda McCartney—who was […]

LOST TREASURES – The Smoke

Posted on 13 February 2015

LOST TREASURES THE SMOKE “The Smoke“ By Peter Marston First things first: this is not the UK Smoke whose “My Friend Jack” is one of the great psych-pop singles of the ’60s. This Smoke is a California psych-pop band—and even band might be a misnomer. The album is a one-off studio project by West Coast […]