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Eels Souljacking

The Eels have a recent CD, Souljacker, their fourth. They should be happy, but E, the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who leads the band, is rarely, if ever, happy. He has the soul of a Russian. At their best, E’s Eels combine rocking rhythm, deft expression of the tragic, and a melodic delicacy …

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Rolling Into the Rock Hall? pt 3

Please see part 1 here, and part 2 here. Iggy Pop The Velvets, Stooges, and the Dolls were the most important of the ’70s pre-punk bands, and Iggy Pop, after leaving the Stooges, has soldiered on through very long and winding road of punkish, angular hard rock – his signature …

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Rolling Into the Rock Hall? pt 2

Please see part 1 here. Toots and the Maytals Toots Hibbert is second only to Bob Marley in reggae history as singer and songwriter. Career spans early-’60s ska to today. Gritty, soul-dripping voice along the lines of Otis Redding. Should be next reggae Rock Hall inductee (then Jimmy Cliff). R.E.M. …

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Rolling Into the Rock Hall?

Last March, in conjunction with the Rock Hall Induction ceremonies, Cleveland.com conducted a readers poll: Who should get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? The results are here. Cleveland.com Managing Producer Johanna Hoadley and I did a special episode of the Cool Tunes radio show to play music …

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Farewell Josh

Spirit Touches Ground is the bittersweet coda to Josh Clayton-Felt’s recording career. The bitter part of the story comes from the fact that Clayton-Felt died of cancer at the age of just 32 in 2000. The sweet part is the rootsy, warm rock found on the album. Though the name …

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Lotzapalookas

The creepy old Butthole Surfers are now one of my 15-year-old son’s favorite bands. That, and the recent release of a surprisingly good live Nine Inch Nails CD, All That Could Have Been, reminds me of hairy experiences at the first Lollapalooza, way back in 1991. Ah, the musty air …

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Cracker Forever

David Lowry, the mastermind behind Cracker and the on again/off again Camper Van Beethoven, defies genres and labeling. Founder of Pitch-A-Tent Records, David Lowry masterfully infuses rootsy blues, with country, punk and rock. What do you call that? HOT DAMN!!! Cracker’s first big hit was “Teen Angst,” off their self-titled …

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