Video: The Monkees – “Unwrap You At Christmas” Directed by John Hughes. [Oh really? -ed.] From Christmas Party, out now on Rhino. Ho ho ho, everybody! “Unwrap You At Christmas” was written by Andy Partridge and it’s weird that Micky sounds like he’s trying to sound like XTC. Probably imitating the demo a little too … Continue reading New Monkees video: Unwrap You At Christmas
Who says people don’t buy CDs anymore? 7,200 Deadheads still do.
Rhino Records laid off most of its staff yesterday due to a “fundamental transformation of the physical new release and catalog business.”
For a band who only released two real albums that were both universally ignored at the time, Big Star certainly has a high profile these days. Why? Because they wrote really catchy songs that might not have been en vogue at the time, but have aged very, very well. It doesn’t hurt that everyone from … Continue reading Big Star Bonanza: Box Set, Bonus Tracks, more
Rhino compiles a completely unnecessary collection of Golden Smog songs from their first two full-lengths. Why bother?