On the occasion of John’s 75th birthday, we look at five solo tracks that have sort of been lost in the shuffle, but which still contain healthy doses of the wit, charm, and passion that helped seal John Lennon’s well-deserved reputation as one of the premier artists of the rock and roll era.
“Lennon” collects John Lennon’s eight remastered solo albums on vinyl for the very first time, with each being an authentic reproduction of the original U.K. pressing.
This New York-based trio takes sort of a “Foo Fighters Meet the Beatles” approach — evident in this exclusive video premiere for Goldmine.
Irish pop monsters Pugwash hit it out of the park in grand style, and The New Trocaderos come back with a blast of punk/pop, and in-your-face rock ‘n’ roll.
Every now and again a gem of a power pop tune can be found in a most unexpected place. Here are 10 that raised a couple of eyebrows and our attention.
by John M. Borack Art Gods: An Oral History of the Tower Records Art Department November Fire Recordings Grade: *** California-based Tower Records was one of the world’s go-to chain music stores for many years until their bankruptcy and closure …
by John M. Borack LA-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brandon Schott’s brand new one, Crayons & Angels, is something of a soft-pop tour de force, brimming with shimmering melodies, winsome innocence, and some beautiful vocal arrangements. It’s reminiscent of early Harry Nilsson at …
Tons of excellent records have surfaced over the past several months, both new releases and on the reissue front. Let’s dig right in, shall we?
UK’s State Records label has a simple mission: “Our main aim is to make records that sound like records used to!”
New Jersey’s Grip Weeds offer up 17 swirling, slightly trippy sonic land mines that are simultaneously catchy as all get out and slightly dangerous, to boot.