Spin Cycle reviews music releases from Lords of the New Church to a NWoBHM compilation.
The veteran New Jersey-based rockers teamed with the singer-songwriter best known for “Someday, Someway” for a memorable and fun show at Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair, NJ on Friday, June 1st.
Here are selected music reviews from Goldmine’s May 2018 issue: from a George Harrison tribute box set to Isaac Hayes reissues.
It was an affair of the heart between Jackson Browne and the majority of his fans at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on May 20. Browne is an artist who practices what he preaches, as he was greeted with cheers and applause and a standing ovation.
Bear Family’s fascinating, far-reaching 121-track Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War presents such songs on four topical CDs: “Going to War Again,” “Somewhere in Korea,” “On the Homefront” and “Peace and Its Legacies.”
More music reviews … from Classic Rock to indie jams.
The Scrags Anything Grizzlar (CD) Genre: Rock The Scrags are a Stockholm-based five-piece influenced by everything from The Stooges, Velvet Underground, Suicide, Modern Lovers to Black Flag… and it shows. It’s a nice mix for Anything, an album largely recorded “live on …
Roger Glover and others gathered to tell the tale of… well, a musical adaptation of illustrator Alan Aldridge and poet William Plomer’s ‘The Butterfly Ball & The Grasshopper’s Feast,’ a delightful tale that combined semi-psychedelic intent and art into one of the most enduring childrens’ books of the age.
Five CDs round up what is surely the last word on the Dolls’ unreleased archive, at least so far as listenable artifacts are concerned.
This pair of books on the British rockers The Jam are nice complements to the 2015 memoir by Rick Buckler, The Jam’s drummer, which was titled ‘That’s Entertainment: My Life In The Jam.’