Articles by: JC Mosquito

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.

The Fender Archives, by Tom Wheeler: Books

The Fender Archives, by Tom Wheeler: Books

Tom Wheeler’s ‘The Fender Archives’ takes us back to a time when it seemed that anything that was imaginable was also achievable.

Classic Rock Songs Sung by the Other Guy: Gimme Five

Classic Rock Songs Sung by the Other Guy: Gimme Five

Most bands have an acknowledged lead singer. But what about when others took over for the Rolling Stones, Heartbreakers, Queen, Doors and Faces?