Category Archives: Rock

(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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(March 29, 2018): Farm – Zan Ho Zay

From the 1968 album, The Innermost Limits Of Pure Fun. This LP is the soundtrack to George Greenough’s film about surfing isolated spots in California and New South Wales. As discogs recounts, “Farm composed and performed the music, released in … Continue reading

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(March 8, 2018): Aretha Franklin – Satisfaction

From the 1967 album, Areatha Arrives.  Almost every tune on this LP is a cover. This has to be one of the best covers of Satisfaction ever. An apropos song for International Women’s Day 2018 #IWD2018.  

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