Category Archives: Rock

(November 17, 2017): Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians – Another Bubble

From the 1985 album, Fegmania! Hitchcock’s first outing with The Egyptians (with former Soft Boys Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor). A psychedelic throw back at a time of psychedelic throwbacks.  

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(Nov. 11, 2017): Pussy Riot – Police State

From the 2017 Youtube release, Police State. A bit ironic that this finds its initial broadcast through a privacy shredding vehicle like Alphabet (Google’s parent). Still, the band nicely brings Trump and Putin into the same frame. As recounted in … Continue reading

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(November 3, 2017): PP Arnold – Medicated Goo

From the 2017 album, The Turning Tide. A fantastic outing.  This Traffic cover, has a list of guests that could have appeared on Arnold’s two 1968 long players – Eric Clapton, Carl Raddle, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Gordon, Bobby Keys, and … Continue reading

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(October 26, 2017): Depeche Mode – Going Backwards

From the 2017 album, Spirit.  This Martin Gore piece is another tune that captures the dispiriting zietgiest of the second decade of the 21st Century. Most of the other tracks are likewise topical. Perhaps the stage is set for another … Continue reading

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(October 25, 2017): Avishai Cohen – Song of Hope

From the 2017 album, 1970.  Jazz bassist Cohen has produced a record that is not jazz; a much more mainstream offering that has him exercising his pipes. Cohen says this tune was prompted by “the state of the world and … Continue reading

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(Oct 12, 2017): Glenn Campbell – Times Like These

From the 2008 album, Meet Glenn Campbell.  Meet Glenn Campbell doing rock covers, that is. In addition to the Foo Fighters, Campbell covers the Replacements (their late-career ballad “Sadly Beautiful”), the Velvet Underground (“Jesus”), U2 (“All I Want Is You”), … Continue reading

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(October 11, 2017): The Gate 5 – Unknown [Unknowns]

From the 2004 EP, Rummy.  Here you have Donald Rumsfeld’s “existential poetry,” created in the lead up to the second Iraq war, set to music. Classic.

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