Music Archive

  •  A review in texts… And then I quit texting because of my beer: And whiskey: This is cowboy music for the Sphagetti cowboy. How does it compare to the earlier […]

    Federale – All the Colours of the Dark

     A review in texts… And then I quit texting because of my beer: And whiskey: This is cowboy music for the Sphagetti cowboy. How does it compare to the earlier […]

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  •  Desperate connections are a regular theme for David Bowie (most famously on “Heroes”, which this song precedes on the Lazarus soundtrack.) Much of his work could be summed up as […]

    When I Met You – David Bowie

     Desperate connections are a regular theme for David Bowie (most famously on “Heroes”, which this song precedes on the Lazarus soundtrack.) Much of his work could be summed up as […]

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  • We didn’t do a post for Greg Lake when he died. Emerson, Lake and Palmer were kind of the watchword for people who didn’t like Prog, when they talked about […]

    Emerson, Lake, and remembering

    We didn’t do a post for Greg Lake when he died. Emerson, Lake and Palmer were kind of the watchword for people who didn’t like Prog, when they talked about […]

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  • Auto-body music from the varied, at times maddening Physical Graffiti.  The track reeks of diesel, coke, and funk, and is one of the heaviest numbers in a very heavy catalog.  The […]

    Trampled Under Foot – Led Zeppelin

    Auto-body music from the varied, at times maddening Physical Graffiti.  The track reeks of diesel, coke, and funk, and is one of the heaviest numbers in a very heavy catalog.  The […]

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  • Linda Ronstadt’s backing band go out with a stoopid ditty fit for a frat party. Incidentally, after years of honeyed licks, mellow vibes, and facile good times, they offer a […]

    Eagles – The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks

    Linda Ronstadt’s backing band go out with a stoopid ditty fit for a frat party. Incidentally, after years of honeyed licks, mellow vibes, and facile good times, they offer a […]

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  • The third Velvet Underground album dropped in a Midori sour, rimmed with a crushed Quaalude.  The sound is bright but slightly askew:  A Manhattan drawl on the order of Lou […]

    Luna – Best of Luna

    The third Velvet Underground album dropped in a Midori sour, rimmed with a crushed Quaalude.  The sound is bright but slightly askew:  A Manhattan drawl on the order of Lou […]

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  • It wasn’t simply that Prince was a singular talent.  He was different.  It was the way he melded his God-talk, his lust, and his fondness for funk, pop, rock and […]

    Prince – Controversy (the first side)

    It wasn’t simply that Prince was a singular talent.  He was different.  It was the way he melded his God-talk, his lust, and his fondness for funk, pop, rock and […]

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  • Before they composed the soundtracks to such varied films as Sorcerer, Thief, Risky Business, and Legend, Tangerine Dream were a bunch of long-haired machine heads from Germany, fiddling obsessively with towers of […]

    Space Drones

    Before they composed the soundtracks to such varied films as Sorcerer, Thief, Risky Business, and Legend, Tangerine Dream were a bunch of long-haired machine heads from Germany, fiddling obsessively with towers of […]

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  • They don’t make ‘em like this anymore. Made when Boston’s best had something to prove, and long before Pro Tools and song doctors turned the band into laughingstocks (to me, that […]

    Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic / Rocks

    They don’t make ‘em like this anymore. Made when Boston’s best had something to prove, and long before Pro Tools and song doctors turned the band into laughingstocks (to me, that […]

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  • David Bowie’s death hit me hard. I did not cry. I didn’t put my life on hold, to better cope with the shock. And it was shocking, make no mistake. […]

    David Bowie

    David Bowie’s death hit me hard. I did not cry. I didn’t put my life on hold, to better cope with the shock. And it was shocking, make no mistake. […]

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