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Album Review: Million Seller Hits of Today Written by Simon And Garfunkel by 101 Strings

Welcome to a parallel 1960s universe: an orchestrated vision of folk-pop blending Elizabethan regality, Impressionist delicacy, and Peter Max foppery. Read More »

Album Review: 101 Strings, Hits Written By The Beatles

This effort validates its existence by offering supercharged interpretations, not mere covers, of the Fabs’ celebrated psychedelic transformation. Read More »

Never Mind the Beatles … Here’s the 101 Strings

Who was the most successful, i.e. the best-selling, recording act of the 1960s? The Beatles? Nope … 101 Strings. Read More »

Top 10 Album Covers

Saluting a bygone era of visual design in album packaging. Read More »

John and Yoko Write Back

In 1972 when I was 12 years old, I wrote a letter to Yoko Ono, spoofing her music with a drawing of sheet “music to wilt cement by” and, a few weeks later, to my utter amazement, I received this in the mail. Today, the 25th anniversary of Lennon’s murder, seemed like an appropriate day to share this particular memory ... Read More »

Review: The Best of ? and the Mysterians

The dreaded Abkco is finally resurrecting the golden oldies it extinguished back in the ‘60s (when Allen Klein bought and shut down the crumbling Cameo-Parkway empire). Following a four-CD overview of Cameo-Parkway’s hits and oddities (Cameo Parkway 1957-1967) comes individual retrospectives of Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, Dee Dee Sharp, the Dovells, the Orlons, the Tymes (all those lamers that filled ... Read More »

Bloodrock’s ‘America, America’ by Fantasy Factory – mp3

...another amazing adventure to open your mind... Read More »

Bloodrock interview 6/28/71 – mp3

...it's the hard rockin' summer of '71 and KWHN-AM / KMAG-FM Fort Smith, Arkansas is back on the air... Read More »

The Barry Stoller Jukebox – Bonus tracks

...in which MORE of Barry's rotting old records slither back from the grave... Read More »

John Nitzinger – new song on mp3

Available only for a limited time Read More »