The Classics: March 2020 edition (Disturbed, Eels, Crosby Stills Nash & Young)

This month in musical history – the sounds of decades past. 20 Years Ago This Month: Eels – Daisies of the Galaxy My man Mark Oliver Everett (you can just call him E) has been writing ridiculously underrated, consistently great music for the last 25 years, but he was sure on a roll in the … Continue reading The Classics: March 2020 edition (Disturbed, Eels, Crosby Stills Nash & Young)

The Classics: February 2020 edition (Violent Femmes, Public Enemy, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Black Sabbath)

This month in musical history – the sounds of 10, 20, 30, 40, and even 50 or 60 years ago. 20 Years Ago This Month: Violent Femmes – Freak Magnet By the turn of the century Gordon and Brian were older and wiser, and their music had lost some of the angsty punk vibes of … Continue reading The Classics: February 2020 edition (Violent Femmes, Public Enemy, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Black Sabbath)

The Classics: January 2020 edition (Spoon, Warren Zevon, Midnight Oil, Simon & Garfunkel)

This month in musical history – the sounds of 10, 20, 30, 40, and even 50 or 60 years ago.   Yes, this is a bit belated…I spent less than half of January in my own bed.  Here’s to me getting February done before March rolls around…   10 Years Ago This Month: Spoon - … Continue reading The Classics: January 2020 edition (Spoon, Warren Zevon, Midnight Oil, Simon & Garfunkel)

The Classics: November 2019 edition (Them Crooked Vultures, Beck, Dr. Dre, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Creedence Clearwater Revival)

And now for a stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. This edition contains six albums that are celebrating anniversaries this month, and the quartet from November 1999 is astounding – here is a short and sweet explanation of why you should revisit these classics.   Notable November 2009 release: Them Crooked Vultures … Continue reading The Classics: November 2019 edition (Them Crooked Vultures, Beck, Dr. Dre, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Old Releases: October 2019 edition (Built To Spill, Stone Temple Pilots, Neil Young, Nine Inch Nails, Led Zeppelin)

And now for a stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Five (5!) of my favorite albums celebrated anniversaries last month – here is a short and sweet explanation of why you should revisit these classics.   Notable October 2009 release: Built to Spill – There Is No Enemy No hits here, but … Continue reading Old Releases: October 2019 edition (Built To Spill, Stone Temple Pilots, Neil Young, Nine Inch Nails, Led Zeppelin)

Classic Releases: September 2019 edition (The Avett Brothers, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails)

And now for a stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Notable September 2009 releases: The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You Not everyone agrees that this is Seth and Scott’s finest effort, but those who disagree are wrong.  It really doesn’t get better than this, and starts with the title … Continue reading Classic Releases: September 2019 edition (The Avett Brothers, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails)

Old Releases: August 2019 edition (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Filter, Days of the New)

And now for a stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Notable August 1999 releases: Days of the New – Days of the New II (Green ) Travis Meeks is one of my favorite musicians and also a classic case of “what could have been”.  After his band, Days of the New, released … Continue reading Old Releases: August 2019 edition (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Filter, Days of the New)

Old Releases: June 2019 edition (Timber Timbre, The White Stripes, Nirvana, Neil Young)

And now for a slightly belated stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Notable June 2009 release: Timber Timbre – Timber Timbre I wouldn’t discover this album until four years after its release, which is a damned shame considering it is now one of my “desert island” selections.  I can’t fairly explain how … Continue reading Old Releases: June 2019 edition (Timber Timbre, The White Stripes, Nirvana, Neil Young)