Category: Once more with feeling

Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years (Dualtone)

Guy Clark The Best of the Dualtone Years (Dualtone) I think we can collectively agree that 2016 was a fucking brutal year to be a music fan. The grim reaper took Prince, David Bowie, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, George Michael…

Judas Priest: Turbo 30 (Legacy)

Judas Priest Turbo 30 (Legacy) Raise those devil horns high – Legacy has just released a massive 3-CD set of Judas Priest’s three-decade old ‘Turbo’ album, dubbed ‘Turbo 30’ (natch). The record, the band’s 10th, was definitely not without controversy;…

The Muffs: Happy Birthday to Me (Omnivore)

The Muffs Happy Birthday to Me (Omnivore) One of the best bands to come out of the explosive music era of the 1990s was the punk rock trio the Muffs. Hands down. Led by Kim Shattuck (guitar, vocals); with Ronnie…

Soundgarden: Ultramega OK [Remixed Expanded Edition] (Sub Pop)

Soundgarden Ultramega OK [Remixed Expanded Edition] (Sub Pop) It’s been an interesting ride following Seattle superstars Soundgarden on their music trajectory from their 1988 indie debut ‘Ultramega OK’ to their rise as mainstream sellouts with 1994’s ‘Superunknown’ and the breakup…

Elmore James: Complete Singles As & Bs 1951-62 (Acrobat)

Elmore James Complete Singles As & Bs 1951-62 (Acrobat) With his unique style of guitar playing blues legend Elmore James quickly became known as the “King of the Slide Guitar.” His raw and some would say “violent” guitar playing came…

Sleater Kinney: Live In Paris (Sub Pop)

Sleater Kinney Live In Paris (Sub Pop) After a 10-year hiatus, feminist punk icons Sleater Kinney made their celebrated return with ‘No Cities to Love’ in 2015 and they were just as electric as they were before their break. Carrie…

Alice In Chains: Freak Show (HoBo)

Alice In Chains Freak Show (HoBo) Before Pearl Jam released ‘Ten’ (August 27, 1991), before Nirvana released ‘Nevermind’ (September 24, 1991), and before Soundgarden released ‘Badmotorfinger’ (October 8, 1991), Alice In Chains was on the scene with their monumental major…

Big Star: Complete Third (Omnivore)

Big Star Complete Third (Omnivore) If not for Big Star, the late, great Memphis band that ran from ’72 to ’78 before finally calling it a day, we’d likely never have groups like Teenage Fanclub, R.E.M., The Replacements, The Posies……

Cheap Trick: In The Joint (Smokin’ Production)

Cheap Trick In The Joint (Smokin’ Production) There’s no other band like Cheap Trick. These guys are the quintessential rock & roll group. They paid their dues early, earning them mainstream appeal and global recognition. But, this is a band…

John Coltrane: Trane 90 (Acrobat)

John Coltrane Trane 90 (Acrobat) Like the blues, jazz music has a handful of performers who clearly stand out from the rest. John Coltrane is one of those performers. Although his life was cut short in 1967 at the age…