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The Cars, Kiss, Dire Straits, The Clash, Tom Petty – The Best of ‘Fridays’ (2013)

The Cars, Kiss, Dire Straits, The Clash, Tom Petty – The Best of ‘Fridays’ (2013)

“Fridays,” for all of its comedic delights as a short-lived answer to SNL, did more than help launch the careers of Larry David and Michael Richards. It also brought some intriguing musical moments to the masses

Stray Cats – Live at Montreux (2012)

It figures, amidst the 1980s’ buttoned-down conservatism, that the ’50s would become talismanic — and that the Stray Cats would be such big hitmakers. Yet, a new Eagle Rock concert DVD makes it clear there’s still something to be learned from those rockabilly-loving post punks.

Fred Phillips’ Top Albums for 2011: Metal and Hard Rock

As I look back over 2011’s releases, I realize that maybe it wasn’t quite as good a year in the metal world as I thought.

HeadCat – Walk the Walk … Talk the Talk (2011)

by Fred Phillips You won’t find a much stranger mix than HeadCat. On vocals and bass, you have metal legend Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. On drums, you’ve got Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats.

Brian Setzer Orchestra – Christmas Comes Alive (2010)

Brian Setzer Orchestra – Christmas Comes Alive (2010)

by Nick DeRiso Brian Setzer, an unjustly unheralded guitar player, has this knack for connecting with the redux zeitgeist. In the 1980s, it was rockabilly. In the last decade, big-band jump blues. More recently, Setzer has used that template for a series of popular holiday-themed albums. For me, though, these studio efforts have been more admirable than entirely convincing. NotRead More