Archive for July 27th, 2013

Dumpstaphunk – Dirty Word (2013)

Dumpstaphunk’s Dirty World is a layered delight, just as interesting on a close listen as Ivan Neville shares a sun-filled positivity as it as from the dance floor, where its twin-bass attack provides a thump that could bring down buildings.

‘It freshens up the old stuff’: Ian Gillan says Now What?! has given Deep Purple new life

‘It freshens up the old stuff’: Ian Gillan says Now What?! has given Deep Purple new life

When Deep Purple released Now What?! earlier this year, it represented more for frontman Ian Gillan than the group’s first new music in eight years. It was a shot in the arm for the franchise.

On Second Thought: The Byrds – Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde (1969)

So many changes had occurred in the Byrds camp since they formed in 1964 and then wowed the pop world a year later by spearheading a new stripe of music coined folk rock

George Thorogood – George Thorogood and the Destroyers; Move It On Over (1978-79; 2013 reissue)

George Thorogood’s rough-hewn sound has become so ubiquitous — from classic-rock stations to an endless parade of movie soundtracks — that it’s difficult to remember just how nervy these two albums once sounded.

‘I don’t even know my address!’: Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne still getting used to driving himself

‘I don’t even know my address!’: Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne still getting used to driving himself

Ozzy Osbourne is still getting used to driving, a few years after finally getting his license — and then immediately crashing his new Ferrari.

Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood – Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood (2013)

They have a mysterious (and humorous) name, and the Ghosts Of The Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood are a little mysterious themselves. However, they did make a self-titled record that should go on sale any day, now.

‘It’s like a golf club’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on continued snubs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

‘It’s like a golf club’: The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz on continued snubs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Through the Monkees have been eligible since 1992, a quarter century after their debut single, they’ve gotten no closer in the ensuing time to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Unquity Road” (1976)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Unquity Road” (1976)

Here we almost have a traditional jazz tune with the head being played followed by the expected improvisations. But on “Unquity Road,” Pat and Jaco work in a kind of near-unison.

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