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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Straight out of Virginia Beach, Bill Deal & The Rhondels 1970 cover of Lennon/McCartney’s “Hey Bulldog”. The fabs…this is not. Bill Deal & The Rhondels :: Hey Bulldog

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Just over ten years ago, in the spring of 2004, two recent college graduates drove to Asheville, NC, to look into opening a record store there. Neither Matt Schnable nor Mark Capon had ever visited the peaceful Western North Carolina city. Two days into the trip, the pair signed a lease on an old building […]

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

2013 has already offered up an embarrassment of riches for fans of the guitar soli world, from necessary reissues of Lena Hughes and Don Bikoff to fresh masterpieces by Chuck Johnson, Glenn Jones and others. But there are still more six (sometimes 12) string explorations worth discovering. First up is Nathan Salsburg’s elegant Hard for […]

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

– Over the weekend I donned my correspondent cap for FOK and hit up the Arts & Leisure closing party event at Space 15 twenty in Hollywood. My findings are now online. – Remember those homemade, New Kind of Mambo, compilations I raved about last summer? No? If not, dig in here. Their are now […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The above still, taken from 1955’s Rebel Without A Cause, was expertly used as the cover art to the woefully out-of-print, left of the dial rockabilly compilation, Teenage Repression. One of the (many) highlights of the set is the Blue Echoes “It’s Witchcraft“—the b-side to their 1959 single, “Debbie.” The production, arrangement and vox sound […]

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Every couple of years or so, whenever the mood strikes, I hit up the Jonathan Richman section of the record store as he consistently releases albums I tend to miss out on. (Did you know he is now on Vapor Records, Neil Young’s imprint? Neither did I.) Over the holidays, while in Athens for a […]

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Not sure how I had never seen this gem before (high five, Reid). Like a lost Jonathan Richman project from another dimension, Son Seed (?) kicks out the jams with “Jesus Is My Friend.” So many “special” moments…too many to go into here. Wow. + Download DRM free music via eMusic’s 35 free MP3 no […]