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submitted Hub Kapp And The Wheels - Sigh, Cry, Almost Die / Bony Maronie. 23 days ago
posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - Between The Buttons. 4 months ago
'Between the Buttons' is easily the most eclectic of any of the Rolling Stones' albums. Seems to me that the Glimmer Twins are all over the place. I've heard Mick Jagger speak of this album with disdain, but frankly, I don't get it. The album features ... See full review
posted a comment on Rufus Thomas - Talkin' Bout True Love / Sister's Got A Boyfriend. 5 months ago
Yeah, you're right...I even submitted the promo image. Must have gotten confused by the other listing, which is incorrect. Thanks for the note.
posted a comment on Elvis Presley - His Latest Flame. 5 months ago
One of Elvis's best double hit singles. 'Little Sister' ROCKS!
posted a comment on The Beatles - Introducing The Beatles. 5 months ago
Looking back on Beatlemania, 'Introducing the Beatles' never felt like the real FIRST Beatles' album. 'Meet the Beatles' fits that bill perfectly because with the exception of one song, the entire album is composed by Lennon and McCartney. 'Introducing ... See full review
posted a comment on Rufus Thomas - Talkin' Bout True Love / Sister's Got A Boyfriend. 5 months ago
I originally thought 'Sister's' was the A side, but I believe according to Discogs rules it is not. I could be mistaken, but I believe I was corrected on this many years ago.
submitted The Beach Boys - All Summer Long. 6 months ago
submitted Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel. 6 months ago
submitted No Artist - What's My Line?. 7 months ago
posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones. 9 months ago
All in all, I still find this a very listenable album. Much like the Beatles' 'Introducing the Beatles', this first Rolling Stones album reveals a real magic for rock and roll music. Unlike Lennon and McCartney, Jagger and Richards were less taken ... See full review
submitted Brenda Holloway - Operator / I'll Be Available. 10 months ago
submitted Pretty Things* - Joey. 10 months ago
submitted Hawkshaw Hawkins - Car Hoppin' Mama / The Love You Steal. 10 months ago
submitted The Young Rascals - You Better Run. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Tino & The Revlons - By Request At The Sway-Zee. 11 months ago
Great story there, Hoot...and appreciate your work in western films, too! I feel a bit bad for disparaging this album so, because there is a real charm to this recording, warts and all. I do get around to admitting that you guys were a great frat rock ... See full review
posted a comment on Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing At Baxter's. 11 months ago
I have very mixed feelings about this album. It contains some fine material along with some of the worst. Let's cut to the chase: 'Spare Chaynge' sounds like rambling garbage to me. 'The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil' retains some psychedelic ... See full review
posted a comment on Alex Chilton - Like Flies On Sherbert. 11 months ago
I agree with you on the Peabody label. It's a real work of art, fashioned after those old 78 Bluebird Records. I remember picking the album up at Dearborn Music in Michigan back in the day. Probably paid under twenty bucks for it. Only bought it ... See full review
posted a comment on Alex Chilton - Like Flies On Sherbert. 11 months ago
You mean that isn't Chilton singing 'Baron of Love'? I had just assumed it was Alex. Whatever, I think Ross does a perfect vocal .... you positive it isn't Alex? I eventually sold my Peabody copy. As you can tell by my review, I never considered the ... See full review
posted a comment on The Supremes - Sing Country Western & Pop. 11 months ago
You may be onto something there. Someday, I'll listen to it.
submitted Brenda Holloway - Hurt A Little Everyday. 11 months ago
submitted Howlin' Wolf - My Life / Going Back Home. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Bee Gees - 1st. 11 months ago
I always have a special fondness for this album, as it is back in the day when the Bee Gees were 'Beatle pop soundalikes'. They conquered this genre as surely as they were the masters of the disco seventies. Very listenable pop music to this day.
posted a comment on Ray Charles - Ruby / Hardhearted Hannah. 11 months ago
This is my favorite song by Ray, a hauntingly beautiful love ballad. The string arrangement is lovely.
posted a comment on Bo Diddley - Gun Slinger. 11 months ago
Imagine a Bo Diddley record with a Bo Diddley beat, and you've got 'Gun Slinger'. I've always been fond of Bo. Must be that square guitar and the cowboy hat!
posted a comment on Bobby Vee / Bobby Vee With The Crickets (2) - Punish Her / Someday. 11 months ago
Bobby Vee turns the world of S and M and B and D upside down. Since it's Bobby Vee, the Jesus Christ of Pop Vocalists, 'punishing her' involves killing her with kindness, sending her daily flower arrangements. A throwback to much more innocent pop ... See full review
posted a comment on Ned & Nelda / Baby Ray & The Ferns* - Please Give Me A Home. 11 months ago
Have no idea when this Moxie reissue appeared, but it's quite entertaining, as Frank's sense of pop music parody is in full bloom even in 1963. From dopey love songs to California surf music, Frank and Ray Collins skewer them all!
posted a comment on Deborah Walley - So Little Time / Sometimes In The Darkest Hour. 11 months ago
Deborah Walley was a very attractive sixties' movie actress. Her vocal talents are passable, but this material is very lame, the song's lyrics almost prophetically telling a tale of a woman who is 'tired of hating, tired of name calling...' sounds like ... See full review
submitted Rick Nelson* - String Along / Gypsy Woman. 11 months ago
submitted Timi Yuro - What's A Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You). 11 months ago
submitted The Beatles - With The Beatles. 12 months ago
submitted The Who - I'm A Boy. 12 months ago
submitted Frank Sinatra - The Voice. 12 months ago
submitted Marvin Gaye - Recorded Live Marvin Gaye On Stage. 12 months ago
submitted Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely. 12 months ago
submitted The Beatles - Introducing The Beatles. 12 months ago
submitted The Rolling Stones - Aftermath. about 1 year ago
submitted Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You. about 1 year ago
submitted The Newbeats - Run, Baby Run (Back Into My Arms). about 1 year ago
posted a comment on The Murmaids - Popsicles And Icicles. about 1 year ago
'Blue Dress' is a pretty, tragic ditty about a blue dress decades before anyone ever heard of Monica Lewinsky....great stuff!
submitted The Murmaids - Popsicles And Icicles. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Blood, Sweat And Tears - Blood, Sweat And Tears. about 1 year ago
I stated in one of my comments that Blood, Sweat and Tears were FANTASTIC jazz musicians from the start. I can relate a bit to your statement about Cocker, but Janis Joplin was fantastic. I don't like all of her catalog by any means, but that woman ... See full review
posted a comment on Blood, Sweat And Tears - Blood, Sweat And Tears. about 1 year ago
That borders on 'wit' blossombone'. You are entitled to your opinion. I'm entitled to mine. I loved the first Blood, Sweat and Tears album. It possessed humor, and even Kooper's 'The Modern Adventures' with its string arrangement was rather arty. ... See full review
submitted The Coasters - Along Came Jones / That Is Rock And Roll. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Wings (2) - Silly Love Songs. about 1 year ago
Oh how the mighty have fallen! The genius behind 'Michelle', 'Can't Buy Me Love', 'Got to Get You Into My Life' and 'Hey Jude' composes this dreck that sounds like music for a chewing gum commercial. Terrible.
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posted a comment on The Beatles - Abbey Road. about 1 year ago
In regards to 'first pressings' and 'misaligned apples'....as far can I can glean from extensive research on this album, if you have records etched with YEX 749-2 and YEX 750-1, you have a first pressing of the record. And it matters not at all if the ... See full review
posted a comment on The Left Banke - Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina. about 1 year ago
Note on my 'mono' release: it seems to play in stereo. This is most prominent on 'Lazy Day', where the fuzz guitar track seems predominantly on the right channel. You can hear stereo separation on other tracks, too. Considering the release date of ... See full review
posted a comment on Rolling Stones* - Beggars Banquet. about 1 year ago
One of the most entertaining concept albums ever made, and the best Rolling Stones' album to my ear. It is full of songs about outcasts, beginning with the fallen angel Lucifer. The theme is reiterated with the misfit street fighting man, the lost soul ... See full review
posted a comment on John Lennon - Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits. about 1 year ago
Leave it to Adam VIII Ltd. to come up with one of the ugliest album covers I've seen. The red print, the yellow background, the old photo (even for 1975) of John Lennon. Can you say 'cheesy'? This is IT!

While this album pales in the amount of ... See full review
posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - England's Newest Hit Makers. about 1 year ago
Your pictures do not exist anymore. I am going to research your claim. At the website http://www.beatzenith.com/the_rolling_stones/rslplabels.htm.......
they reference promo copies that made it into the USA and are different from these labels. ... See full review