Articles by: Beverly Paterson

The Successful Failures – Ichor of Nettle (2017)

The Successful Failures – Ichor of Nettle (2017)

Juggling power-pop instincts with roots rock influences, the Successful Failures produce a sound that exercises both the body and the brain cells.

The Rainy Daze, “That Acapulco Gold” (1967): One Track Mind

The Rainy Daze, “That Acapulco Gold” (1967): One Track Mind

Remembering the Rainy Daze, an unjustly forgotten group featuring the writers of the Strawberry Alarm Clock’s chart-topping hit “Incense and Peppermints.”

Bill Deal and the Rhondels – Vintage Rock (1969): Forgotten Series

Bill Deal and the Rhondels – Vintage Rock (1969): Forgotten Series

Geared for shuffling the feet and shaking the body, ‘Vintage Rock’ portrays what a confident and concise band Bill Deal and the Rhondels were.

Here’s Chippy – Life On Low (2016)

Here’s Chippy – Life On Low (2016)

Mixing humor with intelligent observations, Chip Muellemann’s ‘Life On Low’ is an album where the script is just as stimulating as the music.

The Secrets, “Feel Pretty Good” (2016): One Track Mind

The Secrets, “Feel Pretty Good” (2016): One Track Mind

Jumping with joyful energy, the Secrets’ “Feel Pretty Good” is honestly one of the best power pop workouts ever to be.

The Main Ingredient – Greatest Hits: The Encore Collection (2000): On Second Thought

The Main Ingredient – Greatest Hits: The Encore Collection (2000): On Second Thought

If you’re looking to have your spine tingled and heart jingled, the Main Ingredient certainly fits the bill.

B-Leaguers – Death of a Western Heart (2016)

B-Leaguers – Death of a Western Heart (2016)

B-Leaguers’ ‘Death of a Western Heart’ is crammed to the finish line with hooky punk-pop songs along the lines of the Buzzcocks, Undertones and Green Day.

Speed the Plough – Now (2015)

Speed the Plough – Now (2015)

Juggling pop rocking finesse with experimental episodes, Speed the Plough is still mixing and mashing genres. Democracy remains the key word on ‘Now.’

Fortunato Isgro, “Good Times Bad Times” from Journey (2016): One Track Mind

Fortunato Isgro, “Good Times Bad Times” from Journey (2016): One Track Mind

Fortunato Isgro’s “Good Times Bad Times” borrows the best elements of the past, then tops them off with a contemporary delivery.

The Doors – Morrison Hotel (1970): On Second Thought

The Doors – Morrison Hotel (1970): On Second Thought

There’s nothing forced about 1970’s back-to-basics ‘Morrison Hotel,’ which found the Doors offering blues-battered hard rock with renewed vim and vigor.

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