Pieces of April, Fools!

Pieces of April, Fools!

April may begin with jokes and pranks, but behind the fool festival is a quite extensive soundtrack of “foolish” music, such as the song title in this sentence. Our collection of jovial jams covers all types of foolhardy formats: songs, bands, albums, lyrics, and maybe a movie or two. Some musical April Fool’s day history: 1966 – Pye Records released the first solo single from […]

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Go All The Way: Confessions Of A Power Pop Addict

Go All The Way: Confessions Of A Power Pop Addict

“Go All The Way” was my gateway song. It made me abandon my hard-rock roots, risk everything for a life on the streets in pursuit of the ultimate power pop high. My world was forever altered, with long, sleepless nights and sporadic, meaningless minutes with every one-hit wonder that came along. And it’s not like I hadn’t heard that damn Eric Carmen song before. I […]

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SwagFest 2017

SwagFest 2017

Some Wonderfully Awesome Gifts! Excellent leather bag. The smell of leather was present but not strong, it didn’t bother me. First thing I noticed when I received it was the bag, it was a little stiff. I put some Leather CPR on it and it made a big difference. It helped the stiffness a bit. All the connections are sewn or riveted. Someone earlier mentioned glue, but I […]

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Can’t Call Your Stuff A Music Collection Without…

Can’t Call Your Stuff A Music Collection Without…

If you were a teenager in the 70s and liked rock music, you certainly heard these songs blasting from muscle cars on the strip, or on boom boxes at school, and at parties every weekend. There was an implied agreement that the album was required listening for the ‘rocker’ culture of the Seventies. It was a record that had a significant amount of followers, nearly […]

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Eclipsing Music: Our Burn-Your-Eyes-Out Playlist

Eclipsing Music: Our Burn-Your-Eyes-Out Playlist

Word on the street is that everybody will be staring at the sky Monday, billions of eyes gazing at the heavens. We anticipate that there will be all kinds of theme parties, barbeques and dances and so on. Everybody will take the day off. The highways will be jam packed over the weekend as people pack up and make their way to one of the […]

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Rock and Unroll: 10 Fantastic Music Posters

Rock and Unroll: 10 Fantastic Music Posters

Rock posters have progressed from hasty handmade flyers for small nightclub gigs to cherished psychedelic masterpieces that are extremely valuable and highly collectible. The growth of the drug culture and it’s contribution to a culture of political alienation led to a brief but spectacular Psychedelic Poster craze in the United States. Teenage idols, sports celebrities, and figures from pop culture hung out on walls around […]

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Backtracks: Journey – Infinity

Backtracks: Journey – Infinity

  In late 1977 Journey got a lucky break when they found Steve Perry and added him to the band lineup as their new lead vocalist. Around that time Roy Thomas Baker was putting the finishing touches on The Cars debut album, and we know how that turned out. Journey manager Herbie Herbert put Thomas Baker under contract to produce the fourth Journey album, Infinity. The writing was […]

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The Sonic Boomer Effect

The Sonic Boomer Effect

Someone Owes Me A Flying Car! When we were growing up everyone kept saying that in the year 2000 we would have flying cars! Robots would tend to our every need, we could choose the eye color of our child, and telephones would have TV in them. Jobs would become a thing of the past and everyone would live much longer. We would have an endless supply […]

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Can’t Call Your Stuff A Music Collection Without…

Can’t Call Your Stuff A Music Collection Without…

At a nightclub in Dunedin, New Zealand, in July of 1978, we first met The Stranger. The bartender would play our choice from the albums in his stacks for one of our American dollars. We took him up on the offer and our group spent the remainder of the evening with Billy, Anthony, and Virginia. We heard insights about Italian cuisine and managed to experience a […]

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10 Album Covers Suitable For Framing

10 Album Covers Suitable For Framing

The Art of Rock and Roll We’ve titled this piece ‘10 Album Covers Suitable For Framing‘ because ‘10 Compact Disc Inserts Suitable For Framing‘ does very little to stimulate the imagination and has zero visual appeal. That’s due to the fact that record albums are collectible while compact discs are ‘stackable’. Does anyone put their CD collection out on display? Probably not. And if you choose to […]

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