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Friday, March 31, 2023
Book Review: Jerome Blanes’ Outsiders by Insiders (1997/2009)
Unless you’re a 1960s rock aficionado, or a specific collector of the era’s freakbeat and garage rock vinyl, it’s unlikely that you’ve ...
Friday, March 24, 2023
The Reverend's Spirit...On Track (Every Album, Every Song)
Even in an age of unparalleled innovation and artistic freedom, Spirit stood head and shoulders above their 1960s-era rock ‘n’ roll contemp...
The View On Pop Culture: System Of A Down, Bill Kirchen, Beta Band, Denise Sullivan's Rip It Up! (2001)
V1.10 With so much of today’s corporate-flavored “modern rock” and nu-metal seemingly cranked out in cookie cutter fashion, hyped to the top...
Friday, March 17, 2023
Archive Review: The Chocolate Watch Band's No Way Out (1967)
As far as 1960s-era garage-rock goes, the Chocolate Watch Band was influential far beyond the band’s meager commercial reach. Although they...
The View On Pop Culture: The Gourds, The Isley Brothers, "Hannibal" & Bruce Campbell (2001)
V1.9 For your humble columnist to discover a new musical talent is a rare joy. Although there is a world of music out there, and nobody can ...
Saturday, March 11, 2023
I Come To Bury Caesar: Creem Magazine #2 (2023)
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” - William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 1599 When ...
Friday, March 10, 2023
The View On Pop Culture: Deviates, Electric Light Orchestra, "Parental Advisory" & Jet Li's "Black Mask" (2001)
V1.8 Mainstream music pundits have all but declared that the punk genre has assumed room temperature. A spin or two of Time Is the Distance ...
Friday, March 3, 2023
CD Review: Various Artists' The Best of Wattstax (2023)
The Wattstax concert was one of the most consequential and influential live events in pop culture history. Organized by Stax Records a...
The View On Pop Culture: Blackmore's Night, Rita Chiarelli, "Chasin’ That Devil Music" & Bob Hyde (2001)
V1.7 Guitarist Richie Blackmore is one of the pioneers of heavy metal, best known for his six-string wizardry with Deep Purple and Ra...
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