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Article: Film Review

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho

Read "Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho A film by Liam Barker Liam Barker Film Production2015/2019 Acoustic guitar music wouldn't be the same without the pioneering effort of John Fahey, but If Fahey became the face of what he dubbed American Primitive music, a genre of advanced acoustic guitar ...

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Article: Album Review

Booker T & the MG's: The Complete Stax Singles: Volume 1 (1962-1967)

Read "The Complete Stax Singles: Volume 1 (1962-1967)" reviewed by Doug Collette


There have been other, more wide-ranging collections of the music of Booker T & the MG's—the three-CD, sixty-five track Time Is Tight (Stax,1998) most prominently—but The Complete Stax Singles Volume 1 (1962-1967) is comprehensive on its own terms. As is Real Gone Music's custom, the label has gone to great lengths to make sure the vintage ...

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Article: Album Review

King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King (50th Anniversary)

Read "In the Court of the Crimson King (50th Anniversary)" reviewed by John Kelman


The passage of time is often defined by both forward motion and a growing collection of memories past; it's also measured by significant milestones that are either realized at the time or in subsequent years. At a recent Royal/Celebration Package event prior to King Crimson's Théâtre St-Denis performance in Montréal, Canada, guitarist and only remaining group ...

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Article: Album Review

Hiromi: Spectrum

Read "Spectrum" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


A beacon for jazz to come, since her adrenaline-pumped debut Another Mind (Telarc, 2003), pianist-composer Hiromi Uehara launches herself into her fourth decade with Spectrum, her second album alone at her Yamaha. The music, she hopes, celebrates the closing of one decade and the opening of the next and, without pause, it does, brimming ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Woodstock—Back to the Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience

Read "Woodstock—Back to the Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience" reviewed by John Kelman


First things first. For all but the most committed of fans, knowledge of what transpired, how it transpired and when it transpired at the now-legendary 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair has, despite a variety of initial, 25th and 40th Anniversary audio and video releases, been severely limited. As engaging, entertaining and well-constructed as these various ...

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Article: Book Review

Roger Daltrey: Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite - My Story

Read "Roger Daltrey: Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite - My Story" reviewed by Doug Collette


Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite Roger Daltrey 272 Pages ISBN: #978-1250296030 Henry Holt and Co. 2018 Unlike most rock and roll memoirs, Roger Daltrey's is not a tell-all. Far from it, because, like most interviews the author conducts, Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite is based on the 'less said ...

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Article: Book Review

Pete Townshend: Who I Am

Read "Pete Townshend: Who I Am" reviewed by Doug Collette


Who I AmPete Townshend544 pagesISBN: 978-0062127242Harper2012Guitarist Pete Townshend's autobiography is an engrossing, memorable read, due to the rigorous discipline Townshend applies to his writing, comparable to that which he devoted to his greatest music.Nevertheless, anyone looking for the comprehensive story of this ...

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News: Opinion

Pete Townshend: "Rock Music is Junk", iTunes is a "Vampire" and "What's Next is Already Here."

Pete Townshend: "Rock Music is Junk", iTunes is a "Vampire" and "What's Next is Already Here."

The BBC invited The Who's Pete Townshend to give a lecture in honor of iconic UK broadcaster John Peel. During the wide ranging, smart and often amusing speech, Townsend professed his love of streaming music and called iTunes a vampire. But that was just the start... Pete Townsend: Firstly, I'm honored to have been asked ...


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