Category Archives: Rock

(March 27, 2017): The Alley Cats – Too Much Junk

From the 1980 10″ single, Too Much Junk / Night Along the Blvd.  As the Alley Cats, Dianne Chai, Randy Stodola and John McCarthy, were a three piece late 1970s punk band from Lomita, CA, as suburb of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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(March 26, 2017): Tom Russell – The Ballad of Edward Abbey and Benediction: Edward Abbey

A compilation from the 2004 album, Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs, and the 2005 album, Hotwalker. Clearly Russell had Abbey on his mind in the mid-2000s.  The first item is a song by Russell about missing Abbey’s presence in the world.  … Continue reading

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(March 24, 2017): Bob Dylan – Desolation Row

From the 1965 album, Highway 61 Revisited.  Not much to say, except one of the best albums of all time.

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(March 23, 2017): Sweathog – Hallelujah

The title track from the 1972 album, Hallelujah.  This was the band’s second and last outing.  So far as I can tell this was the end of the musical pedigree of all four band members – Lenny Goldsmith, Bob Morris, … Continue reading

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(March 12, 2017): Chase – Get It On

From the 1971 self-titled album, Chase.  A short lived band from Iowa that had a distinctly Chicago (the band) feel. A plan crash killed Bill Chase and a number of members of the band in 1974 after three LPs.  I … Continue reading

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(March 7, 2017): Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Gimme Your Money Please

K-SHE Classic. From the 1973 self-titled album, Bachman-Turner Overdrive. “I liked them before before they were “big”. I can recall walking up to a Target store with my mom, dad, and sister during a week when middle school was closed … Continue reading

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(March 7, 2017): Utopia – Trapped

From the 1977 album, Oops! Wrong Planet.  An album from Todd Rundgren’s mid-1970 return to recording with and under the name of the band, Utopia. At 17, these were some of my favorite song lyrics, from one of my favorite … Continue reading

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