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Best of July 2012: Reader picks include John Frusciante, Mike Keneally, the Beach Boys and Beatles

Offbeat new music from John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s fame and a new collaboration between Frank Zappa alum Mike Keneally and XTC’s Andy Partridge ranked among the month’s big draws.

Desert Island Discs: Live Album Edition

Only perhaps on this site could we query folks for Desert Island Live Discs, and find a six-way tie among the responses between the Who, Bill Evans, Little Feat, Kiss, Warren Zevon and the Talking Heads.

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Fifth on the Floor, “Distant Memory Lane” (2010)

One of the very first installments of Country Fried Rock that I wrote was on Fifth on the Floor’s “The Fall.” The Southern soul tune remains my favorite by the band, but this ballad is a very, very close second.

Something Else sneak peek: Down, "Witchtripper" (2012)

It’s been a long time coming, but on Thursday fans finally got a listen to some new studio work from Down.

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Eric Strickland, “18 Wheels of Hell on the Highway” (2012)

There are deeper and more serious songs on Eric Strickland and the B Sides’ new album Honky Tonk ‘Til I Die, but there’s not one that’s more fun.

One Track Mind: Motley Crue, “Sex” (2012)

According to Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue’s new single “Sex” sounds like the band’s debut album Too Fast for Love. Maybe Nikki has been around those loud amps too long and damaged his hearing beyond repair.

Desert Island Discs: Debut Album Edition

Occasionally, somebody gets it completely right on the very first try. This focuses on those times. But hold on, Gilligan: With no rules about era or genre, our 13-member list of desert island debut discs runs an amazing gamut

Chelle Rose – Ghost of Browder Holler (2012)

I’ve never been a big fan of female country singers. It’s something about the twang in the voice that just doesn’t appeal to me most of the time.

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Whiskey Myers, “Ballad of a Southern Man” (2011)

It’s not the words you string together, but how you put them together that counts.

One Track Mind: Sepultura, “Bullet the Blue Sky” (2003)

There are a couple of reasons I shouldn’t like this song. First, it’s a cover of my favorite U2 number, and while I’m not a huge U2 fan, covers of my favorite songs by other bands generally don’t work for me