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posted: February 26, 2014

English Oceans

ATO LP, CD

In his excellent new book I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway, veteran critic Greg Kot discusses the harmonic blend of styles that distinguished the late 1960s/early 1970s era Muscle Shoals sound from every other locale in America. Read More


posted: December 12, 2009

halford 3 winter songs

If you’re dreading the family get together during the holiday season and the lame holiday music played during these events even more, slip a copy of Rob Halford’s latest, Winter Songs in your coat pocket and surprise the hell out of Grandma after everyone’s had a few drinks and no one’s guarding the CD player anymore. Read More


posted: February 16, 2010

hell bent for leather Hell Bent For Leather

Audio Fidelity 24kt gold CD
hell bent for leather

It’s about time we got something remastered that really kicks ass.

I love 60′s and early 70′s rock classics as much as anyone, and yes I’ve got six different pressings of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon but I think we need a wider range of great rock records with sound quality to match. Read More


posted: February 25, 2009

Holyhail – Independent Pleasure Club

The only thing we know about Holyhail right now is that they are from Brooklyn, NY and their MySpace page lists The B52′s, The Tom Tom Club and Sly and the Family Stone as a few of their influences.

I’d call Independent Pleasure Club a lot more Tom Tom Club than Sly, with a heavy dose of 80′s techno and even a few drops of my favorite band from that period, Gruppo Sportivo thrown in, especially on the third track “Peep Show”. Read More


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