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Sadler Vaden and The Monster From Within

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Musician Sadler Vaden… can make slow songs dramatic, sad songs tragic and up-tempo songs romp. He seems to be enjoying himself at every turn; which means you will too!…  As a journalist who’s a sucker for a great rock and roll ditty I realize that though he may not claim to be a cultural ...
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The Record Company And The Sophomore Slump

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What once was industry jargon and urban legend has more or less been proven by cold, hard statistics. In 2017, by way of elaborate algorithmic calculations music geeks compared the scores of 80 prized debut albums to those of their follow-ups, discovering that 68.25% of the time the grades dropped a ...
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The Fabuous Fratellis, Frankie Miller & The White Album

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Scottish blue-eyed soul singer  Frankie Miller made his name on the English pub rock circuit in the early '70s; and spent around a decade-and-a-half cutting albums of traditional rhythm/blues, rock & roll and country music. His recorded legacy as an avatar of American roots mu ...
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Two Sides of the Beast… The Revelation of Michael “Hollywood Fats” Mann and Danny Bryant

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Los Angeles has always been a volcanic music town, with a steady series of eruptions that have launched a horde of rhythm-and-blues-informed talents to well-deserved prominence. Characteristically due to their hometown, their styles span a wild spectrum, from pop to soul to rock & roll, but each ...
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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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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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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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Devin Townsend And The Casualties Of Cool

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Devin Townsend just might be the greatest guitarist on the planet! As a child he was teethed learning his art. He has an interesting voice: very high-pitched vibrato not unlike David Surkamp of Pavlov’s Dog(as he’s no doubt sick of hearing). At dynamic peaks in the music, he bre ...
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