Articles by: JC Mosquito

Bad Company (Paul Rodgers, Boz Burrell, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke) on balcony of Continental Hyatt House. Hollywood, CA - May 1974; Various Locations; Mark Sullivan 70's Rock Archive  (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Contour by Getty Images)

Bad Company – Bad Company; Straight Shooter (1974-75; 2015 reissues)

Bad Company was better than they were given credit for. And Paul Rodgers, these reissues make clear, ranks among the best rock singers of all time.

Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin reissues aren’t exploring enough new ground

Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin reissues aren’t exploring enough new ground

The utter lack of undiscovered gems on recent reissues from the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin seem to confirm that they chose well the first time.

Songs about Boats, Sailing and the High Seas by Crosby Stills and Nash + others: Gimme Five

Songs about Boats, Sailing and the High Seas by Crosby Stills and Nash + others: Gimme Five

Crosby Stills and Nash, Los Lobos and Richard Thompson, and Lyle Lovett are a few of the artists who can help get you ready for summer.

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.