Category Archives: Rock

(October 30, 2018): The Beach Boys – Sail On Sailor

From the 1973 album, Holland.  Early releases of this LP included a 7″ EP within called Mount Vernon And Fairway (A Fairy Tale).  Blondie Chaplin with the pipes here. Both discs were recorded in Baambrugge, The Netherlands, using what was … Continue reading

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(October 21, 2018): Brad Sucks – Making Me Nervous

From the 2005 fan funded, self-released album,  I Don’t Know What I’m Doing.  Brad Turcotte out of Ottawa was a pioneer of creative commons liscening. It is not clear how well it has paid off in making a living, but … Continue reading

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(August 4, 2018): Chris Volpe – Dusty Bibles

From the 2009 album, Shipwrecked!  From the album notes: “‘Shipwrecked!’ is Nashville-based Chris Volpe’s First full-length release with a live band. The 12—songs produced by Volpe and Grammy Award-winner Phil Harris—range from Americana to folk-jazz to country noir. The band … Continue reading

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(July 7, 2018): Crawler – Stone Cold Sober

From the 1977 self-titled album, Crawler.  The band changed its name from Back Street Crawler to Crawler after its leader, Paul Kossoff (ex-Free guitarist) died in 1976. It put out this debut and a sophmore release before calling it quits. … Continue reading

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(June 16, 2018): Iron Butterfly – Scorching Beauty

K-SHE Classic. Title track from the 1975 album, Scorching Beauty.  By this point Ron Bushy was the only original member of the Band still left. Erik Braunn did not join until In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Braunn died young at 51 from a heart attack, … Continue reading

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(June 9, 2018): Headstones – Devil’s On Fire

From the 2017 ablum, Little Army. Headstones were one of the most commercially successful Canadian bands of the 1990s. From Kingston, the band split in 2003, but reformed in 2011. Little Army was the last long player released.

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(April 5, 2018): The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make?

From the a-side 1984 single, What Difference Does It Make? / Back To The Old House.  This is the U.S. cover which pictures Morrissey as Terrance Stamp from the 1965 movie, “The Collector”. Discogs recounts the controversy over the cover: … Continue reading

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