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posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - Aftermath. 8 months ago
A thought on Rolling Stones' CDs: Personally, I do not trust them. I couldn't help but notice the very clean tracks (on CD) of their unofficial anthem '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'. I'm used to hearing the record, with the acoustic guitar buried ... See full review
posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - 12 X 5. 8 months ago
As a Rolling Stones' fan back in the day, I purchased these albums as soon as they came out. I had never seen the English 'ear' presses until my collecting years. It's been stated that these versions, along with the dark maroon unboxed American London ... See full review
posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - 12 X 5. 10 months ago
Stones' in 'electronically processed stereo' sounds bad to me. This is how London dealt with the Stones' first five albums. 'Aftermath' is the first true stereo Stones' album. (I am talking American London records releases, of course.) It appears ... See full review
submitted The Beatles - Love Me Do. 10 months ago
submitted The Beatles - Twist And Shout. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Blood, Sweat And Tears - Blood, Sweat And Tears. about 1 year ago
So all critiques must be positive and upbeat? Are you related to Joseph Goebbels?
posted a comment on The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland. about 1 year ago
Hey dashoost34,

I'm surprised you agreed with me (for the most part) about this album. I took down my negative review because I certainly agree with your last line. Plus, Hendrix invented his own language as a guitarist and was an incredibly gifted ... See full review
posted a comment on The Who - I Can See For Miles / Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hands. about 1 year ago
Possibly the best Who song ever, with Keith Moon's drums playing the melody line and Pete's guitar in all its thrashing glory.
submitted Hub Kapp And The Wheels - Sigh, Cry, Almost Die / Bony Maronie. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - Between The Buttons. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year ago
One of Elvis's best double hit singles. 'Little Sister' ROCKS!
posted a comment on The Beatles - Introducing The Beatles. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year ago
submitted Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel. about 1 year ago
submitted No Artist - What's My Line?. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones. over 2 years 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. over 2 years ago
submitted Pretty Things* - Joey. over 2 years ago
submitted Hawkshaw Hawkins - Car Hoppin' Mama / The Love You Steal. over 2 years ago
submitted The Young Rascals - You Better Run. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Tino & The Revlons - By Request At The Sway-Zee. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years ago
You may be onto something there. Someday, I'll listen to it.
submitted Brenda Holloway - Hurt A Little Everyday. over 2 years ago
submitted Howlin' Wolf - My Life / Going Back Home. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Bee Gees - 1st. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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. over 2 years ago
submitted Timi Yuro - What's A Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You). over 2 years ago
submitted The Beatles - With The Beatles. over 2 years ago
submitted The Who - I'm A Boy. over 2 years ago
submitted Frank Sinatra - The Voice. over 2 years ago
submitted Marvin Gaye - Recorded Live Marvin Gaye On Stage. over 2 years ago
submitted Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely. over 2 years ago
submitted The Beatles - Introducing The Beatles. over 2 years ago
submitted The Rolling Stones - Aftermath. over 2 years ago
submitted Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You. over 2 years ago
submitted The Newbeats - Run, Baby Run (Back Into My Arms). over 2 years ago
posted a comment on The Murmaids - Popsicles And Icicles. over 2 years 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. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Blood, Sweat And Tears - Blood, Sweat And Tears. over 2 years 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. over 2 years 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