Three from the Stones in White Vinyl Reissues of: “Let It Bleed” “Beggars Banquet” and “Hot Rocks 1964-1971” (ABKCO Music and Records)) By Brian Arsenault I almost don’t have to listen to any of these records. Oh, not because I haven’t heard any of this — just a few tune titles stumped me for a… Read More Record Rack: The Rolling Stones
Oceans Apart By Brian Arsenault The following albums and their artists couldn’t be more different. That’s part of the fun. It’s a wide musical world with all kinds of room or, in the broad thinker Jesus’ terms, “there are many rooms in my Father’s house.” In this case I think it would have to be… Read More Record Rack: Susanne Abbuehl, bree
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)
By Mike Finkelstein As the Rolling Stones cruise into their 50th Anniversary annum, one can’t help but marvel at their longevity. Rock ‘n roll has always been a business that chewed its members up just to spit them out. From the very beginning, people have routinely died young in this line of work. The Rolling… Read More DVD Review: The Rolling Stones “Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965”
By Devon “Doc” Wendell I can still see and feel it as if it were yesterday. Lost in a daydream in the final stages of some pre-pubescent heaven or hell was this long, slender goddess walking past me as I sat on a stoop on Henry Street in Brooklyn. She wore a tan short skirt… Read More A Twist of Doc: Sex And The Blues
Jerry Lee Lewis Mean Old Man (Verve Forecast) By Mike Finkelstein Often, when a host of stars gather together to record with one of their legendary influences, the results are rather ordinary. Jerry Lee Lewis’ latest release, Mean Old Man, produced by Jim Keltner and Steve Bing, is a refreshing and tasteful departure from this… Read More Rock CD Review: Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Mean Old Man”
By Mike Finkelstein On a surprisingly cold night for early September, Sheryl Crow and her band rolled through the Greek Theater last weekend and gave the capacity crowd a classic demonstration of the old adage, “The show must go on.” As the program began, Crow — wearing sparkling shorts that showcased her very toned… Read More Live Rock: Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat at the Greek Theatre
. . “People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It’s very selfish, but it’s understandable.” Mick Jagger To read more Quotations of the Week, click here.