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Zeth Lundy
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Zeth Lundy has been writing for PopMatters since 2004. He is the author of Songs in the Key of Life (Continuum, 2007), and has contributed to the Boston Phoenix, Metro Boston, and The Oxford American. He lives in Boston.


Features

Sunday, October 5 2008

Uncool Rising: Why It's OK to Listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival

Why is Creedence Clearwater Revival -- staple of classic-rock radio and formidable singles band -- the epitome of uncool in the eyes of some music separatists?


Wednesday, July 9 2008

Shadows No More: An Interview With Eddie Willis of the Funk Brothers

Guitarist Eddie Willis takes us from the beginnings of Motown through the band's current activities, all with a sense of amazement that he's been part of something so big.


Tuesday, June 10 2008

The Dawn That Grows Into Day: High Noons, Twilights, the Beach Boys, and Dennis Wilson

A pair of new Beach Boys releases -- a 16-disc box set of singles and the reissue of Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue -- examines the group's resonance beyond the lauded Pet Sounds era.


Monday, April 21 2008

Anyone Can Play Guitar: The Replacements on Twin/Tone, 1981-1984

With four albums for the independent Minneapolis label Twin/Tone, the 'Mats rendered the hierarchies and caste system of the rock world irrelevant by remaking rock 'n' roll as an anonymous force.


Thursday, August 16 2007

Reflections: Motown in 1967

The latest installment in Hip-O Select's impressive reissue series, The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 7: 1967 collects every A-side and B-side released that year, including planned and deleted singles, as well as alternate and promotional mixes -- 120 tracks in all.


Reviews

Sunday, April 5 2009

Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff

Ratliff eschews the typical trappings of routine biography to plumb more profound ideas of musical language, identity, and influence.


Tuesday, March 24 2009

La Strada (Essential Art House)

As part of its "Essential Art House" series, the Criterion Collection reissues Fellini's 1954 masterpiece, featuring a nonpareil performance by Giulietta Masina.


Thursday, March 19 2009

Isaac Hayes: Black Moses / Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak)

Stax reissues an odd couple of solo albums by its multi-instrumental songwriting genius: the great 1971 double-LP Black Moses and the late-period misstep Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak).


Tuesday, March 17 2009

The Soundtrack of Our Lives: Communion

The Swedish band's fifth full-length is a 90-minute double album consisting of 24 songs -- one for each hour of the day.


Thursday, February 19 2009

Bee Gees: Odessa (Deluxe Edition)

The Bee Gees' ambitious 1969 double album, heavy on ballads and emotional reach, is reissued in a three-disc edition that includes stereo and mono mixes, demos, alternate mixes and unreleased tracks.


Bo Diddley: Gold [16.Nov.08]
High and Low [21.Aug.08]
Beck: Odelay [7.Feb.08]
Help! [1.Nov.07]
Bumps: Bumps [15.Aug.07]
The Beatles: Love [14.Dec.06]
Francine: Airshow [12.Jun.06]
Ryan Adams: 29 [15.Dec.05]
Beck: Guerolito [6.Dec.05]
The Gravel Pit [17.Oct.05]
Dig! (2004) [25.Apr.05]
Little Barrie: EP [13.Apr.05]
SCTV: Volume 3 [6.Mar.05]
Lou Barlow: Emoh [23.Jan.05]
Ulysses: 010 [15.Nov.04]
Guapo: Five Suns [29.Jul.04]

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