Monthly Archives: January 2002

Pefftronics Super Rand-O-Matic

In the words of the great Monty Python, "Now, here's something completely different..." The Pefftronics SB-101 Super Rand-O-Matic is a modulation effect unlike anything...

Stephen Bruton – Nothing But The Truth

I love when records like this happen. I loved this when I first heard it, and subsequent listens revealed more great things. Bruton is...

Bucky Pizzarelli & Scott Hamilton – The Red Door & Bucky Pizzarelli Nirvana

The Red Door, Bucky Pizzarelli and Scott Hamilton's tribute to sax god Zoot Sims, is an amazingly sublime album. Sims was a true...

Leigh Stephens

Blasting out of the San Francisco Bay area with an amped-to-the-heavens heavy blooze/hard rock style, Blue Cheer spewed forth a lo-fi garage sound that...

Jellyroll – Hep Cats Holiday

Jump blues are like licorice: if you like it, you can't get enough. Jellyroll satisfies the craving with a cool selection of 12...

Univox et al Merson/Unicord

While most think of the history of American guitars in terms of American manufacturers, if you've followed this column you know the tradition is...

Terry Callier – Timepeace

They don't make many albums like this anymore, and that's unfortunate. A heady mix of soul, R&B, jazz, and everything in-between, it's the...

Andy MacKenzie – Tales From the Hot Club

Tales From the Hot Club is an apt title for this album of Gypsy jazz from British guitarist Andy MacKenzie. In these selections,...

Hellecasters

The hottest thing going in genre-bending music during the past year has been the award-winning Hellecasters, whose first album on Mike Nesmith's Rio Records...

Carl Verheyen – Slingshot

I admit that although I've seen Carl's name a lot, I've never become familiar with his playing. But after hearing this great CD,...
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