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Monthly Archives: October 2001

Robert Gordon with Danny Gatton – Live:The Humbler

 

This terrific album comes from a cassette of a live show of Gordon’s in the early ’80s. The rockabilly/roots rock singer had just hired Gatton several shows earlier, and man does he cook. The tape apparently circulated for some time as a (more…)

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Paul Revere & The Raiders – Mojo Workout!

 

If it’s a given that rock revisionists (er, historians) haven’t given Paul Revere & The Raiders the respect they deserve, then where does that leave Drake Levin? “Drake who?” you ask? My point exactly. Well, this double-CD stomp (and shout and work it on out!) should be (more…)

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Martin Taylor

All That Jazz From the British Isles
 

Scottish jazz guitarist Martin Taylor is a well-respected player in his own right, so much so that he’s collaborated with the likes of Stephane Grappelli, Chet Atkins, and David Grisman, as well as Steve (more…)

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The Hadden Sayers Band – Swingin’ From The Fabulous Satellite

 

If tasteful, solid, rock is your thing, this band is for you. Storming out of Texas and led by guitarist Hadden Sayers, they blend blues, classic rock, country, and good old-fashioned pop music into a satisfying stew. (more…)

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Rosie Flores – Speed Of Sound

 

With her seventh solo release – having tried Bakersfield country, rockabilly bop, L.A. troubador, and even cowpunk – Rosie Flores has finally found an identity that was always there; the extraneous trappings just had to be peeled away. And at this (more…)

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National Style O

Industrial Art
 

National. The name is patriotic! And what else but American inventiveness could have brought about a metal-bodied guitar? The answer lies in the state of the guitar as a musical instrument circa 1925. The mandolin was popular and the guitar was beginning (more…)

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National Style O

Industrial Art
 

National. The name is patriotic! And what else but American inventiveness could have brought about a metal-bodied guitar? The answer lies in the state of the guitar as a musical instrument circa 1925. The mandolin was popular and the guitar was beginning (more…)

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Marshall Triple Super Lead

Marshall's Triple Super Lead
 

Marshall’s new JCM2000 Series was introduced last year and has been well-received by Marshall fans and amp aficionados in general. The 2000 Series started with the two-channel Dual Super Lead then evolved into the new three-channel Triple (more…)

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Wayne Kramer – LLMF

 

The Wayne Kramer story has been documented pretty well. A member of the MC5, time in prison due to drug charges, several very good albums on Epitaph the past few years, and now a live album (use your imagination to figure out what the initials (more…)

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Buck Dharma

Regarding the Reaper and Other Recollections
 

During the hard rock decade of the ’70s, Long Island’s Blue Oyster Cult proffered a decidedly different approach to loud, guitar-based music. The combo’s dark ruminations garnered it a controversial reputation for its lyrics and (more…)

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