By Mike Finkelstein If you have even a kernel of curiosity about the legend of Janis Joplin or if you simply want to see some great rock-related live musical theater, you will want to get to the Pasadena Playhouse and see A Night with Janis Joplin before it closes on August 23. Putting this production… Read More Musical Theatre: “A Night With Janis Joplin” at the Pasadena Playhouse
by Brian Arsenault (Done as a letter to my college roommate.) Dear Flashman, You remember in 1967 when we were living in that basement room and the two lunatics in the room above us had those three foot high speakers so hip at the time and they played only two songs? The one they played… Read More CD Review: Vanilla Fudge “Spirit of ’67”
By Mike Finkelstein Now that we are 13 years into the new millennium, the rock icons of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s are getting into their 60’s and 70’s. It’s been nearly 46 years since the Summer of Love and while they aren’t dropping like flies, every few months or so, we seem to hear that… Read More An Appreciation: Ray Manzarek of The Doors
Jimi Hendrix People, Hell and Angels, (Experience Hendrix/Legacy Recordings) By Brian Arsenault So I’m thinking, ‘Hey, Jimi’s been gone better than four decades, so how can they keep releasing new albums?’ Or rather, I’m thinking that right up to the second cut, “Somewhere,” when I start thinking, feeling what a joy it is to hear… Read More CD Review: Jimi Hendrix “People, Hell and Angels”
James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt All Wood and Doors (Beachwood Recordings) By Brian Arsenault In my imagination, two old folkies walk into a bar and after a bucket of beers one of them says: “You know, we ought to record a CD of Doors songs. They still got lots of fans, you know.” The… Read More CD Review: James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt, “All Wood and Doors”
. . “I’m interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom.” Jim Morrison . To read more Quotations of the Week click here.
This is the inauguration of what will become a regular weekly column on iRoM: “On Second Thought.” The intention is to call into question certain sacred cows in the history of popular music, separating the myth from the reality and debunking the accepted wisdom. We encourage readers to respond. by Dave Gebroe “Break on through… Read More On Second Thought: “The Doors” (Elektra, 1967)