Author Archives: John B. Moore

Hickoids: The Out of Towners (Saustex)

Hickoids The Out of Towners (Saustex) It was only a matter of time before The Hickoids, the definition of Texas Cow Punk, put out a covers album featuring tunes exclusively penned by Lone Star Staters. The mini-album ‘The Out of…

Cowtown: Paranormal Romance 12” LP (HHBTM)

Cowtown Paranormal Romance 12” LP (HHBTM) UK-based group Cowtown, along with having a truly great band name, have a jerky, frenetic sound that is equal parts Talking Heads and Oingo Boingo with just enough pop hooks to recall a band…

Maradeen: Above the Horizon (Self-Released)

Maradeen Above the Horizon (Self-Released) On ‘Above the Horizon,’ Nashville’s Maradeen manages to deftly blend pop with classic Southern Rock and a little bit of the 1970s Laurel Canyon sound for a nostalgic album crammed with sweet harmonies. Pulling together…

Roy Orbison: The Ultimate Collection (Legacy)

Roy Orbison The Ultimate Collection (Legacy) To be honest, there are a slew of Roy Orbison albums out there packed with “hits” and “best of” tracks, but this latest 26-track offering from Legacy is among the best to date, including…

NOFX: First Ditch Effort (Fat Wreck Chords)

NOFX First Ditch Effort (Fat Wreck Chords) At this point, you pretty much know what you’re getting with a NOFX record. If not, happy belated birthday! I’m assuming you were just born. For 30 years, these hilariously juvenile San Francisco…

Dinosaur Pile-Up: Eleven Eleven (So Recordings)

Dinosaur Pile-Up Eleven Eleven (So Recordings) At a time when nary a guitar band can be found on the radio, let alone on the music charts, Leeds-based trio Dinosaur Pile-Up are all power chords and distortion pedals. Proudly picking up…

No One Mind: Self-Titled (Third Uncle)

No One Mind Self-Titled (Third Uncle) ‘No One Mind’ is a break up record of sorts. Formed out of the ashes of an imploded band, Ellis Anderson, Noah Dehmer, and Missy Thangs created No One Mind as an outlet to…

Pete RG: Tender Souls (4L Ent)

Pete RG Tender Souls (4L Ent) With a booming voice that could put the Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts to shame, Pete RG turns in another solid solo record with ‘Tender Souls,’ his second full length after a number of…

Smoke Or Fire’s Joe McMahon: Living In a Whole New World

Smoke or Fire front man Joe McMahon’s first solo outing has been about five years in the making. Over the course of writing the songs which would eventually become ‘Another Life,’ he ended a seven-year relationship, lost his house, his…