Category Archives: Rock

(April 30, 2017): Arlo Guthrie – Presidential Rag

From the 1974 album, Arlo Guthrie. The songs on this LP seem to foresee today, with titles like Deportees, Children of Abraham, Presidential Rag, and even Bling Blang (although used as an onomatopoeia). While this song addressed a different Presidency, … Continue reading

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(April 29, 2017): Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Pictures

From the 2011 debut album, Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm.  After hearing Leftwich perform “With A Little Help From My Friends” on a 2012 tribute LP to the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, I went out and bought this debut. You sort … Continue reading

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(April 26, 2017): Mat McHugh x The Beautiful Girls – La Mar (The Ocean)

From the 2014 album, Sound / System / Version.  This was released by McHugh post The Beautiful Girls. It was a limited bonus disc that came along with the last Beautiful Girl’s release, Dancehall Days.  The tune first appeared on … Continue reading

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(April 24, 2017): Popasana Dave – Who Owns Yoga?

From the 2017 album, Yoga! Rock! Party!  Law school pal Dave Adams is back at it with a new collection of tunes about yoga.  From the liner: Warning!! This is not typical yoga music. For example, it is free. … … Continue reading

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(April 23, 2017): Baxter Dury – Isabel

From the 2011 album, Happy Soup. One of my favorites of that year. A vinyl LP was released for the first time in March 2017, limited to run of 300 copies.  No mistaking that this is Ian Dury’s boy.  Indeed, … Continue reading

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(April 22, 2017): Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Be The Rain

Happy Earth Day. This is from the 2003 story album with accompanying DVD, Greendale.  Here is a link to the video of this tune. Save the planet for another day.

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(April 19, 2017): The American Group – Stay Off The Grass

From the 1969 single, Room 222 / Stay Off The Grass.  The American Group (aka The Memphis Boys) appear to have been studio musicians that released two singles as The American Group in 1969 and a promo in 1968.  Both … Continue reading

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