Articles by: Beverly Paterson

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon always preferred music raw and natural, and ‘Menlove Ave’ captured him 30 years ago in a thoroughly human moment.

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

Although oodles of Guess Who compilations are available, ‘Track Record: The Guess Who Collection’ is possibly the best of the bounty.

Zabadak (No. 29), April 2015: Magazines

Zabadak (No. 29), April 2015: Magazines

Published and edited by Ron Cooper, ‘Zabadak’ is packed to the ceiling with interviews, comprehensive discographies, news items, photos, and record and concerts reviews.

Bill Pritchard – Mother Town Hall (2016)

Bill Pritchard – Mother Town Hall (2016)

Bill Pritchard’s ‘Mother Town Hall’ is yet another intoxicating demonstration of witty wordplay and polished musicianship.

Anton Barbeau – Magic Act (2016)

Anton Barbeau – Magic Act (2016)

Stationed in a dimension populated by surrealistic images and characters, Anton Barbeau also sports a talent for sculpting striking sounds and structures.

Ice Cream Skyscraper – Mercury in Lemonade (2015)

Ice Cream Skyscraper – Mercury in Lemonade (2015)

Just as cutting edge as they are old school, Ice Cream Skyscraper fill ‘Mercury in Lemonade’ with soul, jazz, country, straight-up rock and psychedelia.

Jeremy – Christmas In My Heart (2015)

Jeremy – Christmas In My Heart (2015)

A balance of catchy pop, hard-hitting rock and angelic calm, Jeremy’s ‘Christmas In My Heart’ is perfect for anyone who’s tired of the same old songs.

The Modulators – Try Try Try (2015)

The Modulators – Try Try Try (2015)

After 30 years away, the Modulators return with an album lathered with sweet melodies, head-nodding breaks, and bright and breezy harmonies.

The Blues Magoos, “Jingle Bells!” (1967): One Track Mind

The Blues Magoos, “Jingle Bells!” (1967): One Track Mind

Grab a glass of eggnog, switch on the lava lamp and tune in and turn on to the Blues Magoos and their happening holiday greetings.

The Kinks – The Kinks Kronikles (1972): On Second Thought

The Kinks – The Kinks Kronikles (1972): On Second Thought

The Kinks have always pretty much operated in their own sphere, and ‘The Kinks Kronikles’ covers enough ground to emphasize the band’s uniqueness.

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