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Spirit – The Best of Spirit (1973): On Second Thought

Spirit – The Best of Spirit (1973): On Second Thought

Spirit, featuring Jay Ferguson, Randy California and Ed Cassidy, may have been risk takers – but there’s no denying the band had an ear for melody.

The Secrets – Collection (2015)

The Secrets – Collection (2015)

Padded wall to wall with melodic singing, electrifying instrumentation and imaginative hooks, the Secrets’ ‘Collection’ is a power-pop delight.

Thee Midniters, “Jump, Jive and Harmonize / Thee Midnite Feeling” (1967): One Track Mind

Thee Midniters, “Jump, Jive and Harmonize / Thee Midnite Feeling” (1967): One Track Mind

Astonishingly diversified, Thee Midniters played every stitch of music conceivable, leading them to appeal to both adults and kids.

The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll, by Bob Mersereau (2015): Books

The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll, by Bob Mersereau (2015): Books

Touching base on everything and anything, Bob Mersereau’s ‘The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll’ affirms how multi-faceted the country is.

Cataclysm Children, by Paul Nemeth (2015): Books

Cataclysm Children, by Paul Nemeth (2015): Books

Although Paul Nemeth’s ‘Cataclysm Children’ is fiction, it was inspired by a real life incident involving black-metal musicians from Norway.

The Beatles, “Paperback Writer / Rain” (1966): One Track Mind

The Beatles, “Paperback Writer / Rain” (1966): One Track Mind

Lyrically and sonically innovative, the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” and “Rain” sound as spellbinding today as they did all those years ago.

Badfinger’s stirring music has outlived their many tragedies

Badfinger’s stirring music has outlived their many tragedies

Marking the anniversary of Pete Ham’s birth on April 27, 1947, Beverly Paterson takes a look back at some of Badfinger’s greatest musical moments.

Overly Polite Tornadoes – When You Wake Up (2015)

Overly Polite Tornadoes – When You Wake Up (2015)

‘When You Wake Up’ is an enthralling expedition into contemporary shoegaze pop from Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Overly Polite Tornadoes.

The Monkees – The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees (1968): On Second Thought

The Monkees – The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees (1968): On Second Thought

The genre-blending Monkees do a great job flaunting their mercurial talents on ‘The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees,’ released this week in 1968.

Hot Butter, “Popcorn” (1972): Forgotten Series

Hot Butter, “Popcorn” (1972): Forgotten Series

A bit comical and cheesy but astonishingly inventive, Hot Butter’s “Popcorn” was so futuristic that it could pass for a contemporary recording.