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The Story Of Rock ‘n’ Roll Comics

I will confess to following Marvel comics in the mid-70s, a supermarket habit that I took up while my Mom took our cocker spaniel to obedience school at the local armory. I’ll even admit that I groaned a bit when I learned that she threw away all of those comics–including a first issue edition of … Continue reading The Story Of Rock ‘n’ Roll Comics

From Straight To Bizarre: Zappa, Beefheart, Alice Cooper and L.A.’s Lunatic Fringe

Going back to the first time I ever heard Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica, I remember wondering, “What is going on here?” The second thought immediately following this was “Who on Earth would release this?” Even today, Trout Mask Replica stands out as a left-field landmark, an impressive opus that may not sound like a … Continue reading From Straight To Bizarre: Zappa, Beefheart, Alice Cooper and L.A.’s Lunatic Fringe

The Who, The Mods and the Quadrophenia Connection

The Who, The Mods and the Quadrophenia ConnectionA look at how the Mod movement influenced the ultimate ode to the angry young man. Or that’s what the DVD cover would have you believe…

History Channel Documentary: The Beatles On Record

Heaven knows we don’t talk about The Beatles enough around here. Sure, we dedicated way too many posts to the dopey conversations Jake and I had around the remastered box set and we post any previously unseen photos we can find on the Internet, but that’s not enough, is it? What I really want to … Continue reading History Channel Documentary: The Beatles On Record