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Palaye Royale.. When The Soldiers of The Royal Council Meets The Spider From Mars

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It was at the dawn of the '70s when guitar “assassin” Mick Ronson was introduced to folksinger David Bowie (via a mutual friend, producer Tony Visconti). Although Bowie had already enjoyed some chart success as a solo artist (na ...
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The Good, The Bad And The Fugly

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The hooky yet hard-edged, guitar-driven musical style known as power pop didn’t generate spontaneously. There were threads and uprisings—disconnected sounds that later combined into something like a movement—as early as the late ’60s, when some young rock-‘n’-roll fans were already start ...
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Now Yer Squawkin’: The Story Of Budgie And The Bad Flowers

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Since the early beginnings of rock music 3-piece bands have floored audiences with their powerful sound. It started with The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream who amazed fans with their synchronicity...  There is something “super” associated with power trio rock bands. The aesthetics and sound ...
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The Grievous Angels… Jesus Sons

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Erupting from the gutters and alleys of Hollywood in 1981, Gun Club became the seminal swamp ramshackle psychotic country blues-post punk band. Led by Jeffrey Lee Pierce who became an American underground cult music hero in his own right. Along with Pierce there was ...
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Erica Blinn.. “Better Than Gold”

Singer/songwriter Erica Blinn’s greatest asset is her ability to write the most engaging pop songs. Her music is somewhere in between Liz Phair, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Bramlett, Chrissie Hynde and John Mellencamp.. I know… I know...Blinn  covers a lot of musical  territory, but that’s ...
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Los Angeles Psyche Band… Clear Light

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One of L.A.’s great psyche bands were Clear Light. Their sole eponymous album released in 1967 was produced by Paul Rothchild… known for his work with The Doors and Love. The band had a “breakthrough” sound with twin guitars and drummers… unfortunately it never translated on the record. Cl ...
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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree–The Tale of Jack & David Cassidy

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Actor Jack Cassidy, by his own design, defied mere definition from the day he was born in Richmond Hills, New York in 1927 until his tragic death in 1976. An actor, singer, writer, designer - the consummate showman with a irrefutable creative entity - his life never followed a simpl ...
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Draemings– Loveless

The reason most people prefer a musical style is their generational association with the music.  The music you experience between the ages of 10 and 25 ends up creating a personal gold standard for what is enjoyable, what's is "cool," etc.  Within those 15 years, each individual will be drawn towa ...
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Jen Cloher—Shoegazers

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Somewhere in between The Pixies, Lou Reed, Chrissie Hynde and The Breeders you can find Aussie singer/songwriter/ guitarist.. Jen Cloher. Yes, I know,  she covers a lot of musical territory; and that's what we love about her! In a previous interview she talked about the making of this album ...
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Can’t Get Enough of King King

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From the wreckage of British rock band Free came Bad Company. A group fronted by one of the greatest rock singers.. Paul Rogers.. also featuring on drums former Free band mate, Simon Kirke… Mott the Hoople guitarist… Mick Ralphs..who bolstered the band by his fl ...
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