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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. […]

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 – 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 […]

LOST TREASURES – Tim Finn

Posted on 11 April 2016

  TIM FINN “Big Canoe”   One of the ways I can identify a most cherished album is when my friends complain that I play it too much. I remember being on a trip to Boston and seeing Tim Finn’s Big Canoe in a used record shop and, having loved his previous record, Escapade, I […]

JANGLE ON – April

Posted on 06 April 2016

JANGLE ON! APRIL by Eric Sorsensen Spring in the mid-Atlantic has taken on the characteristics of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde; temperature swings of thirty degrees in less than 24 hours have occurred several times in the past week.  As was the case during the winter months, my time-tested pop music sources (the Powerpopaholic website; Kool Kat […]

LOST TREASURES – The Quick

Posted on 10 March 2016

  THE QUICK  Mondo Deco One of the perks of being in the classic rock generation is that you can often impress younger people with the shows you’ve seen. Kids in their twenties typically respond with choruses of “wow” when I tell them that I saw Led Zeppelin live or that I saw Stevie Wonder […]