Articles by: Beverly Paterson

Forgotten series: Artful Dodger – Honor Among Thieves (1976)

by Beverly Paterson From Ohio came Artful Dodger, who for a brief moment there, were tagged the next big thing. The band’s live shows were energetic affairs, and their discs gathered ringing endorsements from the press.

Dan Markell – Eleven Shades of Dan Markell (2011)

by Beverly Paterson Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. That’s Dan Markell

Aerosmith – Rocks (1976; 2011 import reissue)

by Beverly Paterson There’s a new 35th anniversary edition import of this classic Aerosmith recording by Sony Japan? Has it really been 35 years since Rocks was released?

Forgotten series: The Plastic Cloud – The Plastic Cloud (1968)

by Beverly Paterson Sorely overlooked when it was originally released on the Allied label in 1968, The Plastic Cloud — the solitary album by this Bay Ridge, Canada band — has since reaped the critical accolades it deserves

Forgotten series: The Sweet – Sweet Fanny Adams (1974)

by Beverly Paterson In the beginning, the Sweet were looked upon as a true-blue bubblegum band, as they assaulted the charts with the tooth-decaying treats like “Funny Funny,” “Wig Wam” and “Little Willy.”

The McCoys – Hang On Sloopy: The Best of the McCoys (1995): Forgotten Series

The McCoys – Hang On Sloopy: The Best of the McCoys (1995): Forgotten Series

Aside from ‘Hang On Sloopy,’ the McCoys dispatched a string of comparably strong songs ripe for rediscovery if you missed them the first time around.

The Jigsaw Seen – Winterland (2011)

According to the calendar, winter is just around the corner. To some people that means gloomy skies, the holiday blahs, frostbite and catching colds, while to other people it means mugs of steaming hot chocolate, relaxing by the cozy fireside, beautiful snow capped scenarios and holiday cheer.

Material Issue – International Pop Overthrow: 20th Anniversary Edition (1991; 2011 reissue)

by Beverly Paterson Originally released on Mercury Records in the spring of 1991, “International Pop Overthrow” marked the debut album by Material Issue

The Esquires and the Exotics – The New Sound is Here: Dallas '66 (2011)

by Beverly Paterson Operating out of Dallas, Texas, the Exotics and the Esquires were hot stuff on a regional level, with the year 1966 being especially kind to them.