Author Archives: Bob Lee

LA Beat Interview – Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson

As Los Angeles rubs its collective eyes, crawls out into the sun and tries to put the prior era of unpleasantness into the rear view mirror, it feels like a particularly good time to scream. The last year has left … Continue reading

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Livestream Review: Voivod Presents Nothingface – Tune In For Dimension Hatross This Sunday

Midway through metal legends Voivod’s live-in-studio performance of the album Nothingface that streamed last Sunday afternoon, it occurred to me that the band’s long-expressed desire to become a Psychic Entity, freed from the limitations of the body’s ability to travel, … Continue reading

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CD Review: The Who Sell Out – Super Deluxe Box Set

The Who Sell Out, the band’s third studio album from that heady conceptual year of 1967, has received yet another expansion! Packed with five CDs, two vinyl singles, and pound after pound of printed matter, it’s almost more Sell Out … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview – KK Barrett of The Screamers Who Finally Have a Record Coming Out

The Screamers have not stopped being ahead of their time since their formation in 1976. A band that never courted mainstream acceptance, there may simply not be enough time for society to catch up to them. They were so extreme, … Continue reading

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What A Find – Previously Unseen Pro Footage of Circle Jerks, Saccharine Trust And More From 1981 Rescued From Dumpster And Posted On YouTube

Punk fans with an ear to the ground noticed a rather amazing series of posts on Youtube earlier this week – a set of what appear to be professionally filmed videos with audio from the soundboard shot at the Peppermint … Continue reading

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Book Review: Peter And The Wolves by Adele Bertei

Residents of Cleveland in the 1970s produced some of the most memorable proto-punk music ever made, music so memorable we still talk about it today even though it was barely recorded and in its day, was almost totally unreleased. These … Continue reading

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CD Review: Neil Young – Archives Volume II

The run of material produced by Neil Young between 1973 and 76 represents one of the most eccentric, but deeply authentic creative periods ever captured in rock history. The music of Young’s that sits on either side of it chronologically … Continue reading

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Mellotron Mondays: Space Out With David Bowie

First released in 1979, “Space Oddity” was David Bowie’s first number 1 hit in the UK and the United States, and became one of the emblematic songs of his career. The main character, Major Tom, was revisited several times over … Continue reading

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Mellotron Mondays: Listen To Some Genesis And Contemplate The End Of Man’s Long Union With Earth

Hello and welcome to another edition of Mellotron Monday, where even when things appear kind of weird and desperate at the start of the week, you can always get your stresses stroked away by the dulcet sounds of the tape-based … Continue reading

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CD Review: Prince – Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition

When Prince was hot, he was hot, and once he got his own studio in 1986, he went in there the way you and I go to work, except he likely went in earlier and stayed later.  By the time … Continue reading

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