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Vinylology 101: How to buy Boston’s debut LP

Vinylology 101: Boston’s debut LP, 1976, Epic Records When you listen to the celebrated first LP by Boston, it’s obvious that the band’s leader Tom Scholz was a studio geek and a major control freak, which anecdotal evidence seems to bear out.  The songs are perfectly constructed; not a note is out of place.  The … Continue reading Vinylology 101: How to buy Boston’s debut LP

The Loud Family’s Scott Miller: Better than Grease II

Scott MillerIn an update to an interview we did with Scott Miller in 2004, the Loud Family patriarch discusses his new album, a collaboration with Sacramento pop eccentric Anton Barbeau.

Blame Pete!

Guilty!In 1979, Pete Townshend corrupted a seven-year-old boy, permanently altering the child’s state of mind and behavior. Essentially, turning him into a slave of rock and roll. A quarter of a century later, Thomas Durkin reveals all…