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Viva Le Chicano Punk Rock

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Growing up in Los Angeles the punk music scene in 1997 was thwarted by the wall of the L.A. River. Chicano Punk bands weren’t able to get gigs in venues like the Whisky, The Troubadour, The Starwood or even the hard core club The Masque. Even Ester Wong who's club Madame Wong's had trepidation to ...
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Life in the Air Age- Be Bop Deluxe

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A music genre that had an amazing run during the 70’s was progressive rock music. Bands like Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Supertramp and The Moody Blues were blotching radio airwaves with music that had the sophistication of classical music but had little social importance. These bands wrote so ...
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Daniel Ash Tells of Goth, Art and Motorcycles

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The multi-talented Daniel Ash, formally of and in order, Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love And Rockets while now producing some of the most innovated music of his career. He was born in Northampton, England and at 15 he learned the guitar and all he could play were three chords. By the way, throughout t ...
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Jim Carroll and the People Who Died

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Poet, writer and rock musician Jim Carroll was referred to as the Bob Dylan of the 80’s. Watching him perform was like witnessing history! After hearing his song,” People Who Died” on the World Famous KROQ,  attending his Los Angeles concert debut was a “must see”! The song resonated with ...
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Eddie Money and the California Dream

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Last week we had the opportunity to interview Eddie Money at his beautiful home north of Los Angeles. Because of his hospitality and kindness it created a relaxed atmosphere for our “sit down”. We even got to meet his dog “Bingo” who chimed in with a good bark when we touched on a sensitive ...
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Neil “Percival” Young- The Godfather of Grunge

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Last week I had the chance to see the Los Angeles return of Neil Young at the world famous Hollywood Bowl. It was a sold out crowd attending a wonderful warm evening anticipating that Young would perform all his classic music from Buffalo Springfield and on.  The show started with the lights turned ...
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Mississippi Mud and Little Hurricane

Mississippi Mud and Little Hurricane

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A few weeks ago afternoon D.J. at 91X, Michael Halloran turned me on to a new band by the name Little Hurricane. Mr. Halleron and I go back many many years and I recall the day he gave me a cassette (I’m showing my age now) and said I needed to listen to this because it was going to be important. ...
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Brian Jones- The Misunderstood Stone

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It’s understood that Brian Jones formed the Rolling Stones. He chose its members, picked their name and because of heavy drug use he blew it all away. His hold of the band slowly swayed to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' camp due to them being better songwriters and the urging of manager, Andr ...
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Marc Bolan-Glams Metal Guru

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Part teen idol and part rock star…. Marc Bolan was glam’s answer to Beatlemania. He had the swagger that rock stars only dream about and the presence of a young movie star. His life was unexpectedly cut short due to an auto accident in September of 1977 while driving home from a night of frolic ...
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Ghosts on the Highway-Jeffrey Lee Pierce

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The legacies of rock stars are predicated by their death more than their body of work. Morrison, Hendrix, Joplin, Lennon and Cobain, to name a few, became greater folklore after their deaths. Their demise is what added to their fame. I’m not sure if it’s human nature to respect their untimely de ...
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