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Jesus Christ, it’s all Tommy’s fault

Sifting through a box of soundtrack CDs looking for some specific hits of the 50s, I came across the movie recording of Jesus Christ Superstar this past weekend and decided...
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The Right To Reunite?

I used to feel allergic to reunions. For each band I’d seen in its prime, I had an image in my mind and thought it worth protecting. Worse yet, I...
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The Unexpected Three-Day Weekend Top 10

1) The Jumpbeats at the High Falls Café: Ska-Zydeco party music from a band tht has the credentials: ex-Toasters, Shane McGowan’s Popes and sundry other NYC exiles. Particularly loved the...
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DVD Review: All The Old Dolls

New York Doll/All Dolled Up: A New York Dolls Story A pair of last minute substitutions were found for my missing MC5 documentary Wednesday night, when a group of us...
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Free The MC5 Documentary…

It’s our monthly Rock Doc night up here in the woods, and I’d promised my friends something they can’t find on the shelves… MC5: A True Testimonial was briefly shown...
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The U.S. vs. The People

The surprise is not that the NYPD spied on protestors in advance of the 2004 Republican National Convention, which was held, with “Democrat” Mayor Bloomberg’s full blessing and support, in...
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Reasons To Grow Old Part 3

A serendipitous connection between two of my posts from last week: Pete Townshend is taking time away from publishing his memoirs online and touring with The Who to deliver the...
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Ugly Rumours: Faith Brothers reform?

It may not be a coincidence that Billy Franks chose last week to release the Faith Brothers back catalogue online for free download. Yesterday, after I posted a piece about...
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