Author Archives: Bob Lee

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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Mellotron Mondays: The Beatles’ Fake Flutes Will Take You Down

Good day, and welcome back to Mellotron Monday, where we sing the praises of the wacky analog tape-based keyboard instrument that changed the shape of popular music. Familiar but alien sounding, it’s no surprise it ended up flavoring some of … Continue reading

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Mellotron Mondays: King Crimson Blot The Light From The Sky

Welcome back to Mellotron Monday, our celebration of that wacky keyboard instrument that made rock music more colorful for a while. King Crimson are practically synonymous with the instrument. Despite their early lineup having been shaken up completely every year … Continue reading

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Mellotron Mondays: Time For A Road Trip With The Stones

For this week’s Mellotron Monday, let’s go way, way out – cause that’s where the fun is – with the Stones and Satanic Madge. Keep soaking in that mellow, mellow tron and let the sound carry your spirit to a … Continue reading

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Welcome To Mellotron Mondays! Groove With The Groundhogs

All hail the Mellotron, one of the funkiest, cleverest instruments ever designed. Of all the off-the-wall inventions successfully adapted into rock music, only the synthesizer surpasses it. The Mellotron is a primitive sampler based on tape loops, each one a … Continue reading

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Burger Records is a Harbinger of Change in the Way Women Will be Treated in the Music Industry

When living through a painful, disgusting, and abhorrent set of circumstances in one’s life–as we all seem to be doing at once right now–it would be comforting to forget our troubles, turn up the stereo and dance. Should one decide … Continue reading

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L.A. Machina: The LA Beat Interview

For years, Michelle Balderrama, Suzi Moon and Rikki Watson have been among So Cal’s major movers and shakers where rock and roll is concerned, powering some truly inspiring bands. When last seen together in the first-phase lineup of the Darts, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Neil Young – Homegrown

Neil Young – Homegrown (Warner Bros) Neil Young first notified the world that he had left a whole body of work on the cutting room floor not long after his decision to do so. In an interview with Cameron Crowe … Continue reading

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Light in the Attic to Stream a Live Benefit Friday Featuring Devendra Banhart

Indie record label Light in the Attic (LITA) will be live streaming a free, live charity concert, “LITA & Friends at Home,” this Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. 100% of the funds raised will be … Continue reading

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Juggalo Celebration Weekend Is Nearly Here – Are You Down For The Clown Chuggery?

Like a lot of people my age, after first gawking at the subculture that surrounds the Insane Clown Posse and finding it comically fascinating, I have come around to feeling that I instinctively like juggalos. I don’t necessarily agree with … Continue reading

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