Zevon on Fire, Twilley Sincerely, Lofgrenesque, Pretenders Crawl, Costello Aims, HaveWilbury-WillTravel, U2 up a Tree, ELO out of the Blue, Secondhand Magazine, Faces OohLaLa!
When der Bingle covered das Beatles in 1969, he went through the motions with insouciance intact and ascot scarcely askew.
The brutal slaying of Bryan Harvey, along his family, silenced an inspired, vital voice who could talk shop like he's speaking in tongues.
Capitol’s vinyl connivance offers up a Merseyside pop thrill with blisters-on-me-fingers raucousness and harmony-driven R&B, Motown, and rock-and-roll.
Thunderclap Newman may be a one album wonder, but what a wonder, and what an album.
The Muse of 'Metal Machine Music' moves on, but the Glory of Love might see you through…
Ah, Precious Moments: "If it wasn't for your stiff little fingers / Nobody would know you were dead." --the Vibrators
Despite the Raspberries' image as perfectly coiffed anachronistic throwbacks in matching suits and demeanor, I changed my tune when I changed the tuner...
A showcase for guitarist Bill Nelson's soaring and sublime skills that can transport you with an enthralling force. He plays some mean tubular bells, too.
A power pop classic, inspired equally by Sun Sounds and A Hard Day's Night, is released in 1976.
It was 1988, the dreaded year of the Kokomo. We were musical miles from cruisin’ to the hamburger stand now, or the columnated ruins domino...
The mercurial Costello is on full display on one of the best debut albums in the history of, um, debut albums.
"...all things I left undone/ It comes from moment to moment, day to day/ Time seems to slip away."
Chuck E's no longer "in love with the little girl who's singing this song." Rickie Lee Jones erupts and recollects...
Twenty Songs - All Different! And all in an early treasure trove of obscurities, alternate versions, B-sides, and European LP tracks.
"Everybody's Happy Nowadays" as an AARP jingle? Suddenly I feel very, very old...
"I gotta a bottle full of trumpet, a hatbox full of drum..."
For an insistent and intense masterwork, X marks the spot.
These British Invasion troops will make you feel "Glad All Over."
From the Pretenders to Bob Wills, Al Green to Spoon, 2006 saw a wide variety of artists being reissued new CD lives.