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Charlie Doherty

Copy editor/content writer for Penn Multimedia; print/web journalist/freelancer, formerly for Boston Examiner, EMSI, Demand Media, Brookline TAB, Suite 101 and Helium.com; co-head sports editor & asst. music editor at Blogcritics Magazine; Media Nation independent newspaper staff writer, printed/published by the Boston Globe at 2004 DNC (Boston, MA); Featured in Guitar World May 2014. See me on twitter.com/chucko33, myspace.com/charlied, & Facebook.

Music Review: Uriah Heep – ‘Look at Yourself’ [2017 Remastered 2CD Edition]

With just seven songs totaling 40 minutes, prog metal forefathers Uriah Heep created a monster of a record that has lost none of its meaty charm over time. The "alternate look" at the album that comprises the 11-track bonus disc adds a fuller picture of this era of one of early hard rock/metal's most overlooked acts.

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Music Review: Various Artists – ‘Max’s Kansas City: 1976 & Beyond’ (Feat. New York Dolls, Iggy Pop, Cherry Vanilla, Sid Vicious, & More)

Over 40 years after its initial release, 'Max's Kansas City 1976' has been greatly expanded (from 10 to 40 tracks) and is an indispensable source of music history of a club that spawned the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Velvet Underground, New York Dolls, and along with CBGB's, the NYC punk movement itself.

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Music Review: Crystal Fairy – ‘Crystal Fairy’ (Supergroup feat. members of The Melvins, At the Drive-In, & Le Butcherettes)

One-off or not, 'Crystal Fairy' should still go down as a late career highlight for The Melvins maestros (Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover) and a breakout performance for Teri Gender Bender.

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Music Review: Judas Priest – ‘Turbo’ [Remastered 30th Anniversary Edition]

'Turbo' has its flaws but it should still be appreciated as the distinct, experimental nugget full of party rockers that it is. The real gem of this three-CD edition, however, is the 20-track live show from May 22, 1986 that makes up the latter two discs.

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Charlie Doherty’s Top Tunes of 2016 (Feat. Dinosaur Jr, Bon Iver, Anderson .Paak, Mitski, DJ Snake, Switchtense, Joe Bonamassa, and More)

These are in no particular order, except for this first one, my vote for song of 2016, at least for guitar. After listening to Joe Bonamassa's blistering, searing solo, you will not forget it anytime soon.

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Charlie Doherty’s Top Releases of 2016 (Starring Joe Bonamassa, Metallica, Deftones, Sturgill Simpson, David Bowie, and More)

As for the music of 2016, there was the usual amount of "meh" mixed in with a host of impressive releases. Certainly, there were no game-changers that I heard. (Sorry Kanye and Kendrick.)

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Music Reviews: Pentagram – ‘First Daze Here’ & ‘First Daze Here Too’ [2016 Remastered Edition]

Pentagram's resurgence and growing popularity in recent years is rooted in one basic fact: They are one of the pioneers of "American" hard rock/heavy metal. And it all began with these two compilations of their earliest material, recorded between 1972-1976, now newly remastered with full lyrics, band history and some rare mixes. Basically, it is hard rock heaven.

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