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The Madcap Rated, Volume 1: “Arnold Layne”

“Arnold Layne” by Pink Floyd, Released March 10th, 1967 It makes the most crystalline type of sense that the very first recorded Syd Barrett song to reach the world from his stately, angelic brain concerned a Cambridge cross dresser stealing… Continue Reading →

George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass: The Biggest Fuck Up Of The Classic Rock Era

  We will kick things off here by stating this: George Harrison’s post-Beatles mega-opus All Things Must Pass is easily one of the greatest albums ever conceived, searching and sublime, eternally warm and glowing, a pastoral epic that deftly dodges… Continue Reading →

Smoke 2 Joints With Philly Upstarts Looseleaf

What happens when you combine a law school student who married a Quaker couple in his free time and someone who shakes his head at technology and social media? You get a damn fine band that is on the verge of… Continue Reading →

For Those About To Slack: Spirit Of The Beehive

What ever happened the concept of The Slacker Band? Perhaps it’s the rapid gentrification of formerly loose, artist-friendly hoods and the accompanying relentless capitalism that instills an (often faked) puritanical work ethic even on those who wear skull caps in… Continue Reading →

Low Ratings: A Dive into the Double Negative

There’s a vocal passage in “Tempest”, the fourth song on Low’s newest album, Double Negative, that carves out a beautiful place inside my head, a glimmering crack in an infinite rough and jagged cavernous geode. Its melody can live there… Continue Reading →

Sinister Sounds For Sinister Times: Beak>

It isn’t very often that I stumble across a record released in this Foul Year Of Our Lord 2018 that inspires me to throw down 500-or-so words on it. But this isn’t the only aspect that makes the ingeniously-named Beak>… Continue Reading →

Paul McCartney: Egypt Station

Sir Paul seems to garner increasing popularity (once again) over recent years – A genuine acclaim for what he’s doing today, without any tongue-in-cheek irony.  And deservedly so.  Carrying himself with a sense of decorum, (but never too serious), he… Continue Reading →

Blink and Moses: Alive in the East?

Like the last few recordings, the tracks for the aptly-titled Alive in the East? were laid down in front of an audience, amidst a modest setting (in this particular case, East London’s Total Refreshment Center). Binker Golding (Tenor Sax) and… Continue Reading →

Carrying Box Cutters To Lollapalooza: Jenn Champion

Do the kids of today l know how to friend, love, free fall? Do they know the underplayed ladies who crush it lately like Jenn Champion? Her raw vocals and inanely hilarious videos are the edgy vibes I am craving…. Continue Reading →

For Lovers and Loners Only: An Exploration of Flowers, The Rolling Stones’ Most Romantic and Maligned Album

The Flowers album was for loners and lovers only. It provided a tight backdrop for a lot of decadent fantasy. —Patti Smith Long dismissed as a cash grab hodgepodge of unreleased tracks and singles hastily released to capitalize on the… Continue Reading →

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