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The Neighbours – Prime Numbers (2013)

I would be remiss to not acknowledge the influence of Elvis Costello and the Attractions’ Get Happy on Pittsburgh’s Neighbours

The Nox Boys – Nox Boys (2014)

This new Pittsburgh-based band reminds somewhat me of the Black Keys and the White Stripes — if they were a lot younger and loved the Sonics instead of old blues.

Movies: The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

Movies: The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

This newly released documentary on the ex-Byrds singer-songwriter Gene Clark is not only very much welcome, but long overdue.

Forgotten series: The Sir Finks – (Tres Mexicanos) Del Sur De Texas (2008)

Forgotten series: The Sir Finks – (Tres Mexicanos) Del Sur De Texas (2008)

This was a fun surf instrumental album from Get Hip, containing all of the Sir Finks’ material as recorded for the Wildebeest label.

On Second Thought: Hoodoo Gurus, Woggles – Vindicated!: Tribute to the Fleshtones (2007)

On Second Thought: Hoodoo Gurus, Woggles – Vindicated!: Tribute to the Fleshtones (2007)

A promised new album from the Fleshtones called Wheel of Talent, due in January 2014, brought me back to this 24-tune tribute project.

Forgotten series: Patrick Samson Set, I Rebelli, others – Stasera Shake 3 (2009)

Forgotten series: Patrick Samson Set, I Rebelli, others – Stasera Shake 3 (2009)

This quite-fun Italian 1960s beat/pop collection from Boss A Tone Records, spanning the years 1967-75, is the kind of thing you want to play in your car or at your next party.

Forgotten series: The Strange Flowers – Aeroplanes In The Backyard (2008)

Forgotten series: The Strange Flowers – Aeroplanes In The Backyard (2008)

Imagine an amalgam of a psychedelic R.E.M. and the Grapes of Wrath, and you’ve got the Strange Flowers from Italy.

On Second Thought: Thee Attacks – That’s Mister Attack To You (2010)

On Second Thought: Thee Attacks – That’s Mister Attack To You (2010)

A fantastic debut album, That’s Mister Attack to You is an all-original group of songs that are so immediately catchy, dynamic, and powerful that they saturate the grooves.

Forgotten series: The Walker Brothers – Images (1967)

Forgotten series: The Walker Brothers – Images (1967)

This was the last 1960s album by the Walker Brothers, released just as they initially broke up to pursue solo careers. The obvious Spector-like Wall of Sound orchestration influence is definitely in place.

On Second Thought: Graham Day and the Gaolers – Soundtrack to the Daily Grind (2007)

On Second Thought: Graham Day and the Gaolers – Soundtrack to the Daily Grind (2007)

Wow, do these Medway, England, fellas really pack a whallop! They impress me as a strong cross between the Jam and the Creation, with some freakbeat and mod flourishes. Really rockin’ the rafters here!