CD Review: Vanilla Fudge “Spirit of ’67”

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”

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Short Takes: On Hungary Saving European Rock, a Finn in Berlin Out to Lynch, and A Well Suited Guitar Gem

By Brian Arsenault Hungarian Rhapsody Melody (The Poster Boy) If Poster Boy is the new “poster boy” for continental rock out of Europe, there may be hope. Only once on its CD Melody does the band succumb to the Eurocrap of weird little electronic sounds and then only mildly on “Traction.” The rest of the… Read More Short Takes: On Hungary Saving European Rock, a Finn in Berlin Out to Lynch, and A Well Suited Guitar Gem