- Music Reviews
- September 23, 2020
20th Century in 100 Songs (Louisiana Red Hot Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
A petty criminal tries to serve his sentence on the mental ward and gets a lobotomy for his trouble.
Boundaries get pushed to the limit in this revival of the classic hippie musical from 1967.
A post modern take on the old Frankie and Annette beach movies.
Detroit in the 1960’s was a hard city going through hard times. The music that come out of Detroit was incubated at the Grande Ballroom. Wayne Kramer (MC5), Ted Nugent and many others remember the wild times.
A young woman runs away from home, has a series of unhappy relationships, falls into professional sex and cocaine, and then cleans up and enters culinary school.
The Lemonheads run through their 1992 opus It’s a Shame About Ray for Matthew Moyer and an excited Jacksonville audience.
Lost footage of David Bowie highlights awkward interviews and a general astonishment by the press at his constantly changing persona. Heh heh.
James Kochalka’s Superf*ckers is a raunchy, dark, proudly toilet-humored takedown of every superhero team going. Matthew Moyer recommends you keep this one out of kids’ reach.
Kenny Gallo, aka “Kenji”, aka “Ken Calo”, aka “Kenji Kodama”, aka “Ramon Gomez”, aka “Ramon Gonzalez” and, of course, aka “Kenny G.” Shelton Hull ponders the memoirs of a gangster and informant.
This deluxe anniversary edition of Dave Zimmer’s exhaustive CSN (and Y!) history offers a good many clues as to what exactly killed the hippie dream, thinks Matthew Moyer.
Shades of Streamers (Essay). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Mr. Spookhouse’s Pink House (Quite Scientific). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Feathers (Matador). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Shelton Hull takes a long look at the fiery performances of Bill Hicks and sees both comedy’s last outlaw and a prophetic Texan who understood the danger of myth and symbols.
Love and death and Satanism play out against the bloody background of the Russian Revolution, and Carl F Gauze was there.
Drugs, Sex, and Discotheques (Peek-A-Boo). Review by Marcel Feldmar.
James Mann offers some things we need right here, right now!