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The Vinyl Detective: The Run-Out Groove

Last year’s The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax, by Andrew Cartmel, was the first installment in a new mystery series (a series but they can be read independently) and … Continue reading

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Lonnie Liston Smith and his Cosmically Echoing Hats

As I write this (though I confess that I’m typing it a couple of days later), I’m sitting at a quiet café patio table in the shade by myself, sipping … Continue reading

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Pearls Before Swine’s “Island Lady”

I recently wrote a piece for Aquarium Drunkard on the “starkly bleak” but beautiful song “Island Lady” by Pearls Before Swine.

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gregg Allman’s “Multi-Colored Lady”

Though “Melissa” has always been my favorite Gregg Allman song, (and it’s my wife’s name, which bumps it up a few notches), “Multi-Colored Lady”, from his first solo album, 1973’s … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rush’s Deep Cut “Red Lenses”

Rush’s 1984 track “Red Lenses” is a textbook example of a “deep cut”: a track not well known and generally overlooked when an album first came out. Often deep cuts … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dungen at Amoeba

Dungen (pronounced “Doon-yen”) – Live at Amoeba Records in L.A. in March, uploaded to YouTube a few days ago. A cracking performance, albeit short.  Two songs from Haxan (an album … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

They’re Dropping Like Flies

“New album drops on Thursday!” “[Band X] dropped their hit first album in 2016!” When did the word “drop” become the de facto term that music writers choose to refer … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

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