Artist: The Living Strings Title: The Living Strings Play I’m A Believer and Other Monkees’ Hits Year: 1967 Label: Camden Cover Artist/Designer/Photographer: Unknown, presumed in house art department For more great […]
Deep Cuts: Family Songs
Thanksgiving is coming up, and whatever the holiday’s origins Turkey Day means family.
From The Stacks: The Monkees, “Daydream Believer” (Single)
The Monkees took “Daydream Believer” to number one in December 1967, a couple of years before
From The Stacks: The Monkees Scrapbook
I’m not sure whether this is the coolest thing I’ve ever purchased for a buck at a flea market, but it’s definitely in the top two or three.
From The Stacks: Cereal Records
Some of my earliest musical memories involve cereal boxes.
From the Stacks: Jimmy Bryant, ‘Laughing Guitar, Crying Guitar’
Jimmy Bryant was a monster guitarist.
Deep Cuts: The You Can’t Make Me Playlist
“You can’t make me” might be one of the most childish things you can say. It’s also the theme of this year’s presidential campaign.
16. Your Lightnin’s All I Need
“Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself.” – Gene Simmons My first KISS sighting was in 1976 in the Chicago Tribune. It was a feature […]
8. You Can Check Out Any Time You Like
Shortly after Independence Day 1976, we moved to Texas and reunited with my father. A new state, a new town, a new school. It didn’t take long to meet all of the […]
6. Just For One Day
Life continued in the Chicago suburbs. My baseball skills improved, and I started holding my own in fights. I made a best buddy. We’d play Evel Knievel and Hot Wheels and listen […]