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Cd Review: The Stranglers THE OLD TESTAMENT

What an ambitious boxed set that THE OLD TESTAMENT: THE U.A. STUDIO RECORDINGS(1977-1982) is. Comprising five cds in this boxed set, it includes the classic Stranglers’ albums IV RATTUS NORVEGICUS, NO MORE HEROES, BLACK AND WHITE, THE RAVEN, (THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO)THE MENINBLACK and LA FOLIE along with extra singles, Eps and rarity songs. It’s an […]

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New Alvin Lee Album Out Sep 17

The family of the late Alvin Lee have helped to get his last live performance out quickly to satisfy his fans. Alvin’s last performance was on May 28, 2012, and a new Cd on Rainman Records will be released on September 17  to celebrate this great last show by this legendary guitarist who died suddenly […]

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Classic Wax: Canned Heat: LIVING THE BLUES

LIVING THE BLUES, the third album by the exceptional rock blues act, Canned Heat, became one of the first double albums in history of rock music to do well on the charts, and the single off the album, “Going Up The Country” became a huge hit as well for the band, peaking at #11 on […]

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My Own One Hit Wonder Song

Listen Here Old golden throat here not only writes about entertainment, but I’ve had a low budget entertainer career myself. Back in 1980 we had limited airplay on a number of West Coast radio stations with this outrageous novelty punk rock piece I wrote and performed with the band I sang for, The Inputs. We did […]

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The Best Marc Bolan & T.Rex Bootleg Ever

Legendary glam rock musician Marc Bolan has been one of the prolific artists during his short life before he was killed in a car accident just before reaching age 30.  Since his death, fans have managed to release a huge catalog of bootleg fan based recordings beyond the massive volume of posthumous licensed releases. A […]

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New Alvin Lee & Company Live Album Coming

A 1975 live concert by Alvin Lee & Company will soon be released as the first of some posthumous releases for the late rock starr who was widely considered by many critics to one of the greatest guitarists of all time.  Alvin Lee’s daughter, Jasmin, and Alvin were working on this new release before his […]

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John Fogerty : WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE

Legendary CCR singer and sonwriter John Fogerty is back with one of his best efforts in recent years. WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE is mostly a duet collection of  songs made famous by John Fogerty including guest duet artists like The Foo Fighters, Miranda Lambert, Kid Rock, Boob Seger, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson and others. […]

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Japan Releases Doors’ Singles Box

In their history that spanned from 1967 until almost 1973, The Doors released 18 singles both with frontman Jim Morrison, and as a trio after Morrison’s death. In Japan, 14 of the 18 U.S. singles were released in that country, and now a new cd box set includes the original mono sound as well as […]

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Fancy & 70’s Orgasmic Rock

The very talented UK act Fancy is one of the most overlooked footnotes to mid70’s music history. The band Fancy was comprised of three of the most serious studio musicians that you could find in the UK, and they had high hopes of forming one of England’s finest rock and white funk bands, but producer […]

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Phil Ramone, Legendary Music Producer Dies At 79

Phil Ramone was one of the giants of the recording industry, most often associated with soft rock acts like Paul Simon or Billy Joel or acts like Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles or Barbra Streisand. In February he was treated for a heart aneurysm condition, and had been troubled with failing health since this incident. Ramone’s […]

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The Incredible Discography Of Alvin Lee

The sudden death British guitar superman Alvin Lee this past week after something went wrong after a routine surgery in Spain left the world of his fans and music critics alike stunned. But, in a career that spanned from humble roots playing in a struggling small-time pub band, The Jaybirds, on through the formation of […]

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Adele Signed On To Do Next James Bond S/T

British singer Adele will become the first singer in the James Bond film franchise to do back to back soundtrack theme songs for the films. After winning the Best Original Song Award at the Oscars recently, the producers were so happy with her performance that they lined her up for the next film. British singer […]

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The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac RUMOURS Edition

Certainly, Fleetwood Mac’s landmark 1977 album RUMOURS, their 11th studio album was a real milestone among rock music albums, selling 26 million copies worldwide. The album spurred off four hit singles, “Go Your Own Way” #10 Jan 1977, “Don’t Stop” #3 April 1977, “Dreams” #1 June 1977 and “You Make Loving Fun” #9 Sep 1977. […]

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THE CARPENTERS LIVE RARITIES DVD released

One of the freshest music DVD releases out there is from the 1970’s soft pop duo, The Carpenters. THE CARPENTERS LIVE RARITIES on the IMV Blueline label comprises rare concert footage of the brother and sister act performing live in England and Australia. For much of the 1970’s, this act were a powerful chart-topping singles […]

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The Best Singles Not To Have 1970’s Success

The 1970’s had many excellent singles that failed to chart in the U.S. with top forty success. With record companies heavily promoting some acts and ignoring others, many acts were largely ignored by disc jockeys and radio stations with all of the politics of the business. Here’s some of the best singles of the 1970’s […]

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