Articles by: JC Mosquito

Rain Songs by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Blind Lemon, Led Zeppelin + others: Odd Couples

Rain Songs by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Blind Lemon, Led Zeppelin + others: Odd Couples

Selecting the best-ever rock ‘n’ roll rain song is no easy task. So, we put them all in one heavyweight tournament to see which was best.

Eddie and the Cruisers vs. the Barbusters: Odd Couples

Eddie and the Cruisers vs. the Barbusters: Odd Couples

Eddie and the Cruisers’ “On the Dark Side” faces the Barbusters’ “Light of Day” in a new edition of Odd Couples subtitled “Fakin’ the Bar Band Blues.”

Uriah Heep – Outsider (2014); Live at Koko (2015)

Uriah Heep – Outsider (2014); Live at Koko (2015)

Why did Uriah Heep fall off the radar? These travelers in time continue to grow in a career now well into four decades and counting.

Fighting Songs by the Rolling Stones, Pat Benatar, the Ramones + others: Odd Couples

Fighting Songs by the Rolling Stones, Pat Benatar, the Ramones + others: Odd Couples

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have finally agreed to fight. Here’s a special edition of Odd Couples to whet your appetite.

Doppelganger songs by the Hollies, America, Ian Thomas, others: Gimme Five

Doppelganger songs by the Hollies, America, Ian Thomas, others: Gimme Five

Call this the Sincerest Form of Flattery Part 2, as we explore those times when artists copied a style so convincingly that it took on its own substance.

Cover Songs by Johnny Cash, Tori Amos, Ryan Adams, others: Gimme Five

Cover Songs by Johnny Cash, Tori Amos, Ryan Adams, others: Gimme Five

Call this the Sincerest Form of Flattery Vol. 1, as we begin exploring those times when artists like Johnny Cash found undiscovered qualities in a song.

Tim Lee 3 – 33 1/3 (2015)

Tim Lee 3 – 33 1/3 (2015)

Tim Lee 3 fits the Americana rubric, but they’re much more than an assortment of sounds from the display case over at the museum of lost arts.

The Beatles – 1962-1966 (The Red-acted Album): More Perfect Playlists

The Beatles – 1962-1966 (The Red-acted Album): More Perfect Playlists

Even after harvesting the best of the best on ‘The Red Album,’ there are more than enough worthy tunes make yet another great Beatles compilation.

Accordion Rock from the Who, Jethro Tull, John Mellencamp, others: Gimme Five

Accordion Rock from the Who, Jethro Tull, John Mellencamp, others: Gimme Five

Accordion … rock? Yes, accordion rock. Not novelty tunes, polka, zydeco or silly remakes. Let’s look back on times when the accordion played a key role.

Gary ‘U.S.’ Bonds and Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S. Bonds: More Perfect Playlists

Gary ‘U.S.’ Bonds and Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S. Bonds: More Perfect Playlists

Here’s a playlist of songs from a period when Bruce Springsteen worked extensively with Gary ‘U.S.’ Bonds in the early 1980s.