by Dave Thompson The last few months have seen a slew of Velvet Underground reissues hit the racks – the anniversary reissue of their first, a colored vinyl re-do of their last, and a double package of out-takes. All excellent, …
Music reviews: Everything from Tiddlywinks to Traffic is covered.
If you think about it, the 8-Track tape is the ultimate punk rock art form. It had no respect for pretension, no time for procrastination, and it didn’t give a damn for concept or continuity.
Country Joe and the Fish and other releases give the music collector a lot to cheer about.
Dave Thompson reviews a stack of newly released books; subjects ranging from prog to punk rock.
New music reviews; everything from Wreckless Eric to Hawkwind have new albums (or box sets) out.
Spin Cycle reviews the latest releases of Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Richard Hell, the Ramones, Ian Dury, United States of America, T Rex, Alice Cooper, Faces, Johnny Cash, Funk Inc., Three Pieces, Otis Redding, the Doors, Lee Brilleaux, etc.
New release reviews: Residents, Bordellos, JD Wilkes, A Year in the Country, Hunter-Ronson, Beautify Junkyards, Danny Adler, Billie Joe Spears and more.
A little more than 50 years ago, The Rolling Stones went from producing sure-hit singles to bravely exploring a musical direction known as psychedelia with the strangely titled album, ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request.’
Here are Spin Cycle columnist Dave Thompson’s picks for 2017.