Category Archives: Rock

HEART: Hall of Fame Flashback | Fender Artist News

Written by Brian Howe – Fender Artist News, 2013 There were a lot of things that made Heart stand out among the giants of 1970s hard rock. With a unique style that braided metal, rock and folk together in a wiry … Continue reading

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‘SHAKY’ and THE SUNSETS: Legends in the ‘Rockhouse’

“Long before the Stray Cats, Matchbox, Polecats, Jets and all the now well known Rockabilly bands, there was Shakin’ Stevens and The Sunsets. Their music was Rockabilly.” – Paul Barrett, 1981. The late 60’s and early 70’s Rock ‘n’ Roll … Continue reading

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THE WHO – A Love Affair With Festivals | uDiscover

Given the way history is often written you may well be surprised to hear that The Who’s first major festival performance was not at The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, but two years earlier, in August 1965 when they co-headlined … Continue reading

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JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: Miami Pop Festival | PopMatters

BY J.C. MACEK III 12 December 2013 Previously unreleased live tracks of some of Hendrix’s best… in the RAW! Be they clichés or universally accepted facts, there are a few things that most every music fan knows about the late, great Jimi … Continue reading

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THE ROLLING STONES: “Sticky Fingers” | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers Rolling Stones; 1971/2015 By Mark Richardson; June 19, 2015   The story of the Baby Boomers, and their movement from adolescence to adulthood, has been documented and re-told endlessly. And few bands represent that story, and the move … Continue reading

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MONTEREY POP: The First Rock Festival | Essay – The Criterion Collection

By Michael Lydon The Monterey International Pop Festival is over, all over. And what was it? Was it one festival, many festivals, a festival at all? Does anything sum it up, did it mean anything, are there any themes? Was … Continue reading

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MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL: The DVD Journal | Reviews : The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

The Complete Monterey Pop Festival: The Criterion Collection Home Vision Entertainment Starring Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, The Mamas and The Papas, The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Ravi Shankar, and more Directed by D.A. Pennebaker Review by … Continue reading

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THE BEATLES: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

Alternate photo cover The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band EMI; 1967/2009 By Scott Plagenhoef; September 9, 2009 Finally free of touring, the Beatles next sought to be free of themselves, hitting on the rather daft concept of recording as an … Continue reading

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THE BEACH BOYS: ‘Smiley Smile’ / ‘Wild Honey’ | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

The Beach Boys Smiley Smile Capitol; 2001 By Spencer Owen; March 29, 2001 In the mid-60’s, Brian Wilson declared a race to the next major development in record production techniques. Everything looked good in Wilson’s Beach Boys camp. He’d just produced one … Continue reading

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BRIAN WILSON’s ‘SMiLE’ vs. THE BEACH BOYS’ ‘The Smile Sessions’ | Consequence of Sound

Ten years later, Dean Essner speculates which one’s the real deal. BY DEAN ESSNER ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2014, 6:25AM How do you write a follow-up to Pet Sounds? Such was the dilemma of The Beach Boys architect Brian Wilson, who, at the … Continue reading

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