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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Marc Ford – Weary And Wired

 

Shortly after announcing his retirement from the Black Crowes, the platinum-selling Southern-rockers he’d joined in 1992, Marc Ford reunited with bassist Mark “Muddy” Dutton and drummer Doni Gray, his late-80s bandmates from the L.A. retro-rockers, Burning Tree. “It felt natural and flowed,” he says of the first gigs they’d played in 17 years – as […]

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Danny Gatton – Redneck Jazz Explosion Volume 1 and Volume 2

 

The Danny Gatton files have so much great stuff that we may be hearing from the genius of the guitar for quite some time. These two amazingly cool discs are from live sets played at the Cellar Door in Washington, D.C. in January, 1978. Not only is Gatton in full bloom, but he’s joined by […]

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The Clash – The Singles

 

Rarely in the history of music has so much been packaged so beautifully for so many. The Clash The Singles box is a glorious collection of the band’s original 19 singles, reissued on individual CDs. Each comes in its own sleeve with the original punkified artwork from the various release countries. Each also includes the […]

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Ian Hunter

Guitar Prognosticator
 

Ian Hunter’s Diary of a Rock N’ Roll Star is a fascinating look at early-1970s bands, music, and guitar collecting. The book, a journal of a U.S. tour by his band, Mott the Hoople, written to promote All The Young Dudes, was published in 1974. In the book, Hunter includes anecdotes about pawnshopping for […]

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Electro-Harmonix Pog and English Muff’n pedals

Sounds, Classic and Funky
 

For the last 37-plus years, Electro-Harmonix has been a prolific innovator and manufacturer of effects pedals and other preamp devices. A few times each year, E-H president Mike Matthews offers up something different and unexpected, but it always sounds great, offers gig-proof durability, has that all-important retro vibe, and has a high bang-for-the-buck factor. The […]

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Carrie Rodriguez – Seven Angels on A Bicycle

 

Carrie Rodriguez has blossomed from a reluctant background singer to a confident lead vocalist in just four albums. Her first solo release demonstrates that she has the chops to lead her own band. Fans of her duo work with Chip Taylor need not fear that their collaboration has come to an end; Taylor co-produced and […]

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September 2007

 

FEATURES GARY MOORE Still Got the Blues – Again! His style is as distinct and identifiable as his career is varied. After rocking (with Thin Lizzy and solo) in the 1980s, he discovered his true calling – the blues. And his new album proves he’s truly one of the greats. By Lisa Sharken RANGER DOUG […]

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