Category: Once more with feeling

The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon (Eagle Rock)

The Rolling Stones Havana Moon (Eagle Rock) On March 25, 2016, rock & roll history was made and once again, Rolling Stones were the flag bearers. Although it was “Good Friday” and the Vatican protested, the greatest rock & roll…

Various Artist: The Life & Songs Of Emmylou Harris (Rounder)

Various Artist The Life & Songs Of Emmylou Harris (Rounder) In her 40-plus-year career, Emmylou Harris has won an astounding 13 Grammy Awards and recorded more than 25 albums, which have sold over 15 million copies. She has also contributed…

Zager & Evans: The RCA Masters 1969-1970 (Cherry Red)

Zager & Evans The RCA Masters 1969-1970 (Cherry Red) How I love the folks at Cherry Red Records. I know I’ve said it before but it bears repeating. They’ve got the knack of finding quality artists, albums, and music which…

The Verve: A Northern Soul [Super Deluxe Edition] (Virgin)

The Verve A Northern Soul [Super Deluxe Edition] (Virgin) Though the UK-based Brit Pop/Shoegaze band The Verve will likely always be best remembered in the U.S. as those lads that got busted borrowing a little too freely from The Rolling…

Bright Eyes: The Studio Albums 2000-2011 [Box Set]

I remember the first time I heard bright Eyes. It was 2002 and I was working at a mom and pop record store on the campus of the University of Illinois. I had a crush on this regular customer, who…

The Rolling Stones: In Mono [Box Set]

  Surely the sound of a mono recorded box set sounds as warm and beautiful as the needle dances over the vinyl, but the idea of a mono box set in CD format just seems like a giant oxymoron. Nonetheless,…

Cheap Girls: God’s Ex-Wife (Asian Man)

Cheap Girls God’s Ex-Wife (Asian Man) Cheap Girls are a band from Lansgin, Michigan, who came on the scene in 2007 and released their debut full-length, ‘Find Me a Drink Home,’ three years later on Asian Man Records. Since then,…

Journey: Live In Manila (Eagle Rock)

Journey Live In Manila (Eagle Rock) In 2007 Philippine-native and singer Arnel Pineda landed the gig of a life time when Journey guitarist Neil Schon saw Pineda’s cover band, The Zoo, on YouTube covering Journey songs along with other 70s…

KISS: The Ritz on Fire (Gold Fish)

KISS The Ritz on Fire (Gold Fish) This live radio broadcast from August 12, 1988 was originally released on vinyl under the title ‘Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry.’ It’s an interesting look into Kisstory and the lineup of…

KISS: Rocks Vegas (DVD/CD) (Eagle Rock)

KISS Rocks Vegas (DVD/CD) (Eagle Rock) I’ve been a fan of KISS since I was nine years old, just a few years after they formed. I’ve always been in the “fearsome foursome” camp. You know, the original lineup of Ace,…

The Pop Group: The Boy Whose Head Exploded (Freaks R Us)

The Pop Group The Boy Whose Head Exploded (Freaks R Us) This CD/DVD release documents The Pop Group in 1980 in various European shows doing their anarcho-punk-funk-jam thing. Mark Stewart belts it out on such numbers as “Feed the Hungry,”…