Articles by: Beverly Paterson

Overly Polite Tornadoes – When You Wake Up (2015)

Overly Polite Tornadoes – When You Wake Up (2015)

‘When You Wake Up’ is an enthralling expedition into contemporary shoegaze pop from Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Overly Polite Tornadoes.

The Monkees – The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees (1968): On Second Thought

The Monkees – The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees (1968): On Second Thought

The genre-blending Monkees do a great job flaunting their mercurial talents on ‘The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees,’ released this week in 1968.

Hot Butter, “Popcorn” (1972): Forgotten Series

Hot Butter, “Popcorn” (1972): Forgotten Series

A bit comical and cheesy but astonishingly inventive, Hot Butter’s “Popcorn” was so futuristic that it could pass for a contemporary recording.

Tommy Roe – Greatest Hits (1993): On Second Thought

Tommy Roe – Greatest Hits (1993): On Second Thought

Tommy Roe created pure and natural pop rock songs that were fun to sing along with, dance to, or simply make people feel good.

Circus, “Stop Wait and Listen / I Need Your Love” (1972): One Track Mind

Circus, “Stop Wait and Listen / I Need Your Love” (1972): One Track Mind

Had this been Circus’ lone contribution they would still inspire awe – since “Stop Wait and Listen” is truly one of the greatest singles of all time.

The Doughboys – Hot Beat Stew (2015)

The Doughboys – Hot Beat Stew (2015)

Countless great bands from the ’60s have reunited, but only a small percentage have been able to replicate their initial spark like the Doughboys.

Fortunato Isgro, Joe Mandica + Tony Pantano, “Didn’t Take The Time” (2015)

Fortunato Isgro, Joe Mandica + Tony Pantano, “Didn’t Take The Time” (2015)

“Didn’t Take The Time,” from Fortunato Isgro, Joe Mandica and Tony Pantano, is one of those rare country songs capable of pleasing all kinds of music fans.

Kurt Baker Combo – Muy Mola Live! (2015)

Kurt Baker Combo – Muy Mola Live! (2015)

Kurt Baker Combo’s ‘Muy Mola Live!’ erupts with such excitement and electricity that you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to the show.

Chad Bradford, “A Day Before Tomorrow [A Day After Yesterday]” (2015)

Chad Bradford, “A Day Before Tomorrow [A Day After Yesterday]” (2015)

Chad Bradford’s new song “A Day Before Tomorrow [A Day After Yesterday]” simply buzzes with hit-single ingredients.

The Sonics – Here Are The Sonics!!! (1965): On Second Thought

The Sonics – Here Are The Sonics!!! (1965): On Second Thought

To be played at “annoy the neighbors until they call the cops” volume, ‘Here Are The Sonics!!!’ contains the work of accidental geniuses.