Author Archives: Bob Lee

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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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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