Tag Archives: The Beat

Top 20 Releases of 2014 and NAMM Wrapup

  by John M. Borack 2014 seemed to be one of the best years in recent memory as far as new music goes; as a matter of fact, pretty much anything in the top 10 on the following list would …

Reviews, Reviews and More Reviews

by JOHN M. BORACK LINUS OF HOLLYWOOD – SOMETHING GOOD Breezy, summery and instantly likeable pop sounds abound on this one, the fourth release (not counting compilations) from the highly talented Mr. Of Hollywood. Something Good (quite the apt, yet …

Backstage Pass: Take a 'One-WayTicket' back in time with The Nerves

Before Blondie came along and tarted up “Hangin’ on the Telephone” with the airbrushed desire of Debbie Harry’s vocals and polished it with spotless production, the now-classic power-pop number was destined to be forgotten by history. Recorded originally by a San Francisco power-pop trio named The Nerves, “Hangin’ on the Telephone” would become Blondie’s first U.K. Top Ten hit. And what of The Nerves?