Tag Archives: The Smiths

Get Out

Two outspoken artists are in the Southern California area this week and for reasons beyond me are not yet in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Joan Baez may be out of the Rock Hall right now but she is nominated this year so see the future inductee this weekend at the beautiful Wal […]

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Innovators/Imitators The 2016 Rock Hall Nominees

Welcome to the 4th annual Innovators/Imitators Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination post. This method is based on My Morning Jacket’s “Wordless Chorus”. The line goes “We Are The Innovators, They Are The Imitators”. Give the song a listen to start you day off right. With that in mind, I will list all the […]

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Innovators/Imitators The 2015 Rock Hall Nominees

Welcome to the 4th edition of Innovators/Imitators in which I try to separate the wheat from the chaff and determine whom I think should be inducted into the Rock Hall in December. The Innovators/Imitators idea came from My Morning Jackets’s “Wordless Chorus” so let’s kick this off with the theme song. The Paul Butterfield Blues […]

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Lost 80s treasures

To some people who came of age in the 80s the names Morrissey, Johnny, Andy & Mike  mean the same thing as John, Paul, George & Ringo so when Mike Joyce blogged   “A fan of The Smiths? An early recording you’ve probably never heard before.” It was like finding a lost treasure.  Dubbed “The […]

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The Box Set

Do you love Elvis Costello?  How much would you pay for a 3 Disc (CD, DVD and 10″ vinyl EP) for his two 2011 LA shows featuring the Spectacular Spinning Songbook?  Before you answer, we’ll also throw in a 40-page hardcover book packed with candid photos, a tour diary of Costello’s musings from each tour stop, […]

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Everything that happens once can never happen again…

…But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time. I found that quote by Paulo Coelho which kind of relates to a number of this week’s music releases. First off  is The Smiths Complete which is all eight of their brilliant albums, filled with hurt, pain, awkwardness and misunderstandings.  This brilliant English band will thankfully never […]

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