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blueoystercult.bestof

The Best of BLUE OYSTER CULT CD; PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS Greatest Hits CD; MC5: The Big Bang! CD

Why is it the Raiders set makes the most art/commerce sense of the three, hmm? Could it be that the Oyster’s claim to a “best” is a specious concept because they maybe had three actual hits? (Marketplace-wise, they were a classic ’70s hockey, if not football, arena seat filler. But, how many Thin Lizzy CD […]

dylan.live66

BOB DYLAN The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall Concert" 2xCD

Two of my cents into the ring: Bob and pals were set upon by some portion of their audience. He was already trackin’ with backin’ on vinyl, but I figure these diehards wanted to challenge him face to face. Seems they were actually feeling betrayed, which is kind of cute considering that I wouldn’t define […]

mx80.seenenough

MX-80 I’ve Seen Enough CD

A sad day for Davey. One of my favorite bands succumbs to... I don’t know what, cuz they sure as hell can’t sell out. This is a loose, simple, textural record ruined by lazy songcraft, horrid lyrics, little real interplay, no fire or inspiration and a bizarre lack of variety. I mean what’s with all […]

velvetunderground_book

Jim DeRogatis's VELVET UNDERGROUND

Famously dismissed and ignored in their time, the subsequent almost four decades since their break up has been witness to a slow, yet ever increasing appreciation. As was the direction printed on the front of their first album, “peel slowly and see.”

The 60s rock group the monkees, dressed as chickens

THE MONKEES....Considered

The advent and popularity of Bob Dylan as an acoustic avatar and Elvis-like icon for the educated, resulted in the pop scene of the mid 1960s

loureed.berlinlive

LOU REED Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse CD

This new exposure of old wounds represents the audio portion of the 2006 performances of Lou Reed’s 1973 studio recording. Directed by Julian Schnabel and featuring the artist’s interpretive visualizations, the movie was in theaters last year and will be released on DVD imminently. The music was performed by Lou’s longstanding accomplices, bassist Fernando Saunders […]

robynhitchock.moss

ROBYN HITCHCOCK Moss Elixir CD

The Soft Boys were a charging, twisted rock ‘n’ roll reptile. Some freakish test tube baby that could’ve been the result of a back seat roll taken by Syd’s Floyd and the Voidoids. They’re sound was pinkoid. When it comes to evaluating major careers I tend to favor seemingly democratic group projects. Predictably, Mr. Hitchcock’s […]

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks CD review by Dave Rick

Music Reviews Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks CD review by Dave Rick By Mar 3, 2008, 03:56 --> STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS Real Emotional Trash CD Pavement was a spring loosely un-sprung. A close-to-spent jack-in-the-box always packed and primed for a flaccid non-surprise. Their music was laconic, crooked, and only begrudgingly determined to entertain. […]

A CALL FROM MR. BUN E: Chatting with Cheap Trick's Drummer

Music Features A CALL FROM MR. BUN E: Chatting with Cheap Trick's Drummer By Feb 20, 2008, 20:58 --> For twenty-five years they've worked an indelibly melodic statement at the nexus of no-frills rock and roll and stadium savvy. Cheap Trick has remained your band: the Midwestern rock-steady dream. Rick Nielsen's chords, livin' large, windmill […]

Original Soundtrack for I'M NOT THERE 2xCD reviewed by Dave Rick

Music Reviews Original Soundtrack for I'M NOT THERE 2xCD reviewed by Dave Rick By Dec 21, 2007, 18:57 --> VARIOUS ARTISTS I'm Not There original soundtrack 2xCD Some of director Todd Haynes works like Poison and Safe are pretty darn good. And any friend of Sirk and Fassbinder is at least somebody I'll talk to […]