CD Review: Halie Loren’s “Stages”

Halie Loren  Stages (White Moon Productions)  By Brian Arsenault It’s 2 a.m. when I put on Halie Loren’s reissue Stages, so I keep the volume low as to not bother Kath.  Doesn’t matter. Loren’s voice comes through soft but contralto clear as always; impeccable phrasing, melodious poetry emerging from the little player on the cabinet.… Read More CD Review: Halie Loren’s “Stages”

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On Second Thought: The Kinks — “Lola vs. Powerman and the Money-Go-Round, Part One” (1970)

by Dave Gebroe “Lola Vs. Powerman And The Money-Go-Round, Part One“ was the Kinks‘ most successful record on both sides of the Atlantic since the mid-60s. It single-handedly elevated them to arena band status in the U.S. Its title track became their legacy, an FM standard that refuses to die. Ask any classic rock fan… Read More On Second Thought: The Kinks — “Lola vs. Powerman and the Money-Go-Round, Part One” (1970)