CD Review: “The Jimi Hendrix Experience” (Purple Box Set)

 The Wind Cries Jimi The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Purple Box Set) (Legacy Records) By Brian Arsenault The four disc Jimi Hendrix Experience “purple box set” is being released today for the first time in over a decade, with some previously unreleased tunes as well. If you’ve any room on your credit card or have some… Read More CD Review: “The Jimi Hendrix Experience” (Purple Box Set)

Live Music: “ModRock” at the El Portal Theater

By Mike Finkelstein ModRock had its official opening Sunday evening at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.   It’s an entertaining, feel good, romp through some very important times in popular culture. In the mid ‘60s London was ground zero for popular culture.   Long lasting fashion trends like the miniskirt came out of the London… Read More Live Music: “ModRock” at the El Portal Theater

Record Rack: Steven Casper & Cowboy Angst; Noah Preminger and Terri Lyne Carrington

Of Americana Rock, American Tenor Sax and American Genius Reprised  By Brian Arsenault The range of great American music never ceases to amaze me.  When they’re writing about our civilization, such as it is, a number of centuries hence I am quite sure it will be our music that is most treasured and remembered.  Unless… Read More Record Rack: Steven Casper & Cowboy Angst; Noah Preminger and Terri Lyne Carrington

Record Rack: The Rolling Stones and the Animals (Reissues)

Not Fade Away After Half a Century  By Brian Arsenault Vinylphiles rejoice.  If you still have a vinyl player that turns at 45 revolutions per minute, ABKCO has a very special treat indeed for you in honor of Record Store Day this Saturday (April 20).  Remarkably, there are 700 independent record stores still around in… Read More Record Rack: The Rolling Stones and the Animals (Reissues)

Short Takes: LP Reissues from the Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters

Two Marvelous Double LPs in Vinyl from Eagle Rock Entertainment (With CDs tucked in each three-panel sleeve for the disadvantaged) By Brian Arsenault Last check, the Rolling Stones are still a very fine rock ‘n’ roll band but they aren’t what they were in 1978. Who is? And they can’t play any more with Muddy.… Read More Short Takes: LP Reissues from the Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters

Record Review: The Jeff Beck Group (Vinyl Reissue from 1972)

 Jeff Beck Group Jeff Beck Group (Audio Fidelity in Vinyl)  by Brian Arsenault Rod (“Where’s my next blond?”) Stewart was gone.  Ronnie (“I’ll be a Face of the Stones someday”) Woods was gone.  The bluesier Bob Tench was brought in to sing and the late Cozy Powell showed why he was maybe the best of… Read More Record Review: The Jeff Beck Group (Vinyl Reissue from 1972)