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Sunday, November 21, 2010



George Hickenlooper
1963-2010 (R.I.P.) :: George was the director of the 2004 pop music documentary Mayor Of The Sunset Strip and you can read my review of his movie on the top of the DVD’s back cover the next time you’re in a video store.

The Beatles
iTunes (Apple) :: Did I hear you say that there must be a catch?

Hula (self released) :: Nushu is the band name of Hillary Burton and Lisa Mychols, the latter being the ‘primo pop princess’ responsible for one of my favorite all time brain-invadin’ tunes, the aptly-titled “Out Of My Mind” which drove me just that. But even I’m sane enough to know that this beach blanket slice o’fun in the sun has enough chirpy chick vocals and jing-janglin’ guitars to get you offa that thing and dancin’ the strip-shake before you know it. Chirps up!

Chloe Charles
Little Green Bud (self released) :: Evocative soundscapes languidly swirl about like windswept snowflakes. Then Chloe’s magnificent voice materializes in the middle of your mind with a warming timbre telling warning tales rife with the learned experience of one who knows. Meanwhile, her acoustic guitar proceeds to gently pluck away at your meager defenses until you finally capitulate.

Steve Jobs
iTunes (Apple) :: Will you walk away from a fool and his money?

The Hyena Dog Robbery
The Hyena Dog Robbery (self released) :: Kids, if you’re gonna steal, make sure that you steal from the best like these sonic satirists do. When they aren’t busy burgling guitar riffs from “Secret Agent Man” and “James Bond Theme” they’re busy burgling vocals from the Cramps and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. Now that’s what I call snatchin’ the pooch!

Middle Class Rut
No Name No Color (Bright Antenna) :: Y’never know when something new’s gonna come rocketing in outta left field to grab you by the ears and shake you wide awake—and you won’t sleep for days after you hear this relentless amped-up guitar ’n’ drum overdrive onslaught that wittily welds angst-ridden Trenton Reznor boo-hoo heaviness with angry Peter Townshend screw-you poppiness.

Sir Guy Grand KG, KC, CBE
The Magic Christian (United Commonwealth) :: I just wanted to see if you had your price; most of us do.

Another Brick In The Wall aka Hey Ayatollah! Leave Those Kids Alone! (C12) :: Rarely in the history of rock ’n’ roll does a cover version come along that actually dares to exist at the right time reactionary time. By cleverly updating Pink Floyd’s iconic protest anthem “Another Brick In The Wall” as the Roger Waters approved “Hey Ayatollah! Leave Those Kids Alone!” Blurred Vision are wielding their activist music as an irresistible force irrevocably set in motion to shake up the staid conventions of repressive regimes and show solidarity with common street soldiers everywhere.

Thanks to Blurred Vision, the revolution will be downloaded.

Be seeing you!

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