Chuck E. Weiss was part of Los Angeles’s Tropicana Hotel scene in the seventies, if it can be called that. A friend to both Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones (yes, he’s […]
Bow Wow Wow’s second full length album immediately sparked controversy due to Annabella Lwin’s lack of appropriate picnic attire. Mom made a fuss, and who can blame her: the singer was only […]
I’m a sucker for picture discs and b-sides, so it’s no wonder that I picked this up 208 years ago when it came out. For those of you unfamiliar with “Head Over […]
We all collect something: postcards, records, comics, celebrity fingernail clippings, Virgin Mary water stains. My mother’s childhood collection wasn’t extravagant because she didn’t come from an extravagant family. She was raised in […]
The Hudson Brothers hosted an absolutely horrible variety show in the mid ’70s. It really sucked, which of course meant that my sister and I loved it.
Chocolate Milk is one of those sad victims of time. They were a really cool funk band from New Orleans that made eight albums between 1975 and 1982 and then they were […]
Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart is a 1976 album from two of The Monkees and the writing partners who for all intents and purposes were The Monkees, at least at first.
There are album covers that are so bad that they are good, and then there are those that are so good that they are bad. And then there are those that try […]
The cover of Jose Feliciano’s 1971 album Of Muse and Man nearly makes me want to start a “Batshit Crazy Album Covers Gallery.” I don’t know if this cover is brilliant or […]
Have you ever reached into the pocket of an old coat and found a piece of garbage that has matured into a treasure?