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Archive for November 2010

The Time: What Time Is It?

November 25, 2010

“Fellas (yeah), where’s the party at?” “Right here under your shoes.” “Fellas (yeah), what time is it?” “Time to get wild and loose.” Oh yes. Let me take you back to the days of Ronald Reagan and when R&B was still dominated by actual musicians. Miles Davis gave birth to George Clinton and without George […]

T. Rex: Dandy in the Underworld

November 22, 2010

Just about everyone knows “Bang a Gong (Get it On)” from T. Rex’s classic album “Electric Warrior.” The shame is that in the U.S. that’s where it ends. What most Americans don’t know is that T. Rex, and more specifically Marc Bolan, was much more than a one hit wonder in Europe. More hits and […]

Discipline: Unfolded Like Staircase

November 10, 2010

When dealing with a band that only recorded two excellent albums, and one is considered a masterpiece, I feel it is necessary to stress the quality of the other. The best analogy I can make is “Unfolded Like Staircase” is to “Push and Profit” what “Close to the Edge” is to “The Yes Album.” In […]