Post Tagged with: "JC Mosquito"

More Perfect Playlists: Aerosmith – Rocks (1976)

More Perfect Playlists: Aerosmith – Rocks (1976)

Aerosmith’s ‘Rocks’ is a contender for best album in their catalog, so why mess with it? The answer is actually another question.

Worst Beatles Song Ever?: ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ (1969)

Worst Beatles Song Ever?: ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ (1969)

John Lennon and Paul McCartney recorded “The Ballad of John and Yoko,” a bluesy retelling of Lennon’s marriage to Yoko Ono, between 2:30 and 9 p.m. on April 14, 1969 — and released it later that May. Was it, in fact, the worst Beatles song ever?

New Music Monday: John Frusciante, Roger Daltrey + Wilko Johnson, Paul Butterfield

New Music Monday: John Frusciante, Roger Daltrey + Wilko Johnson, Paul Butterfield

John Frusciante continues his deeply intriguing, deeply idiosyncratic solo career, underscoring just why he had to leave what was once thought to be a career-defining partnership with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The Sleepwalkers – Lost My Mind In Stereo (2014)

As a quick frame of reference, Wisconsin band the Sleepwalkers could be filed under that general, umbrella-like category called power pop. That’s a pretty big category, which describes a lot of artists and songs

My plane tickets are booked: Time for a return to the Paisley Underground

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but when I was a kid, it was rare indeed for most major rock acts to stop anywhere close to where I lived as they trotted across North America on one of their “World Tours.”

New Music Monday: Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Cash, Archie Shepp, Lucinda Williams

New Music Monday: Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Cash, Archie Shepp, Lucinda Williams

Bruce Springsteen’s new album isn’t exactly new, though the trumped-up “controversy” over his including remakes, covers and (gulp!) Tom Morello certainly is. We run right at all of it.

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

Micks and Johns and Ians, oh my!: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Name Game

OK, I don’t know what’s up with this, but it seems that at one time there were a lot of rock ‘n’ roll bands out there where different members had similar names.

Chris Wilson – It’s Flamin’ Groovy! (2014)

Chris Wilson – It’s Flamin’ Groovy! (2014)

Making its U.S. debut in January 2014 is Chris Wilson’s new album called It’s Flamin’ Groovy! And it certainly is

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

Something Else! Throwdown: Led Zeppelin vs. the Beatles

When the New Year rolls around, it’s customary for reporters, columnists, reviewers and critics of all sorts to summarize the year that was by coming up with their annual Top Ten lists.

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat: Super Deluxe 45th Anniversary Edition (2013)

Those who consider themselves hardcore Velvet Underground fans can probably skip this review — because no matter what’s said, they’ll want this anyway.