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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 […]

hullmen

THE HULLMEN No Return CD

On paper, No Return is a great rock ’n’ roll record. The repetitive rhythm section is driving, the guitar tone is tolerable, and the vocals aren’t a total turn-off, something that can completely ruin an otherwise excellent album. Mark Biermann’s lead guitar work is actually pretty great, Jason Gettemy’s semi-Stooge-oid bass lines are effectively repetitive […]