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Wednesday, February 15 2012

The Plimsouls: Beach Town Confidential

Recorded in Huntington Beach in 1983, this melodic white-hot power-pop ball of energy blows away any previous Plimsouls live recording you may have heard.


Wednesday, October 12 2011

Henry's Funeral Shoe: Donkey Jacket

Crossing the borderline between electric-blues-powered rock-a-boogie and acoustic country-blues, this great second album builds upon the first and makes you long to hear the third.


Tuesday, September 20 2011

Various Artists: Piccadilly Sunshine Part Five

A handful of outstanding tracks book-ending some of the best forgotten bottom-end chart filler from the late '60s -- after the splendid fourth volume, Past & Present's latest installment takes a dip in quality.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

Quintus McCormick Blues Band: Put It on Me!

Another 15 solid originals that showcase McCormick's versatile vocals as he moves from smooth operating soul balladeer to low-down bluesman.


Monday, August 29 2011

Elonkorjuu: Harvest Time

Rare does not always equate with great, as this album by an early prog-rock quintet from Finland demonstrates. File under "for collectors only".


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