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Re: “A SpudBoy Picks His 10 Favorite Devo Songs

About an hour ago I was thinking of my favorite Devo songs. Almost all of them are present here. Red Eye Express, Booji Boy's Funeral, Jocko Homo, Beautiful World.

Also love Timing X, Smart Patrol, Going Under, Planet Earth, Satisfaction and Worried Man.

Posted by Seamus on 09/06/2016 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Attractive Nuisance #1: The Raiders

As an overall Paul Revere and the Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay (whew! that's a mouthful) fan I'm thrilled to see any of their albums reviewed in retrospect, so "Thanks!", Michael. A slight error - you said only Revere and Lindsay remained from their "halcyon days", but representing the band on the album cover are Keith Allison, Freddy Weller and Mike "Smitty" Smith, all touring, writing and recording members of the band's many revolving lineups from '65 - '73. History agrees with Larry above as Lindsay has stated that many of the album cut's were from a planned solo record, hence the horns on many tracks including the title song. Well produced for sure and be sure to turn it up. This album was made to play loud!

Posted by Jeff Dallen on 04/03/2016 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Attractive Nuisance #1: The Raiders

Excellent review, but as you pointed out, not the definitive album of this act. Go to any of the mid-1960s gems--primarily "Spirit of '67"--and that IS what Paul Revere and the Raiders really were. The "Indian Reservation" single's success was completely out of left field, Columbia was starting to carefully nurture Mark Lindsay's solo career--which pretty much fizzled, save a few decent singles--and I think the Raiders were a bit of an afterthought when this single and album came out. But the strength of the single bought them a couple more years at Columbia and as an entity that at least had to be listened to. But that aside, this is a "Raiders" LP, not a "Paul Revere and the Raiders" LP, and quite frankly, it suffers in comparison with those great records this act put out from 1965-1967. Not a bad effort, mind you, but not the one (Paul Revere and the) Raiders album you would want as a "desert island" disk.

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Posted by Larry Lapka on 02/24/2016 at 6:26 AM

Re: “To 'HELL YEAH' and Back With Molly Hatchet

Just enjoy the music! Southern rock is fun, no particular group or demographic owns it.

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Posted by Bengt-Erik Hellgren on 07/09/2015 at 8:51 PM

Re: “To 'HELL YEAH' and Back With Molly Hatchet

I know this article is old but I must share. So... I basically had this exact experience LAST NIGHT. Now, I'm not a MH fan (or a fan of southern rock in particular) but they were playing locally and I thought wth. The music was fun and super loud, the people were having a great time. I was people watching like a mf'er and there was plenty to see. It was exactly as you describe here. But hey, I had committed and I was having a good time, throwing out a few hell yeahs of my own, even if ironically. And I'm thinking, hey, this isn't so bad. My friend jokes that I'll become a redneck sooner or later. A woman right by us says "hey I'm a redneck, nothin wrong with that." with a big smile. Then she leans over to me and basically shouts in my ear "I hate that n$gget in the White House."

OH. MY. GOD.

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Posted by Jen Jen on 06/21/2015 at 9:54 PM

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Re: “It Was Phil Spector and Carole King, In The Studio, With The Microphone: The Implications Of The Crystals' "He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)"

The Crystals also recorded the equally bizarre "(Let's Dance) The Screw," a not-so subtle flip-off to his former business partner. As you said, they are pieces of music whose nature and origins should repulse us, but instead they invite our attention, like the remains of a train wreck. I had heard it said that Carole King regrets having anything to do with this song, but I am greatly interested to know the song and the authors' histories and reflections in the song.

Posted by Charles J. Cizek on 11/06/2014 at 7:55 PM

Re: “Chuck Berry's Thoughts on Punk and New Wave in 1980

Believe it or not, chuck played on the UA mall near Mckale in, I believe, August of1980. It may have been '81

Posted by Tim d on 10/11/2014 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Howard Salmon: 'My Doctors Say I'll be a Goner by Year's End'

I remember Howie very well from his days with the Phantom Limbs. And also from his fanzine called "Slit" that he wrote and produced. I remember once he said in his zine that Jeff from the Limbs resembled something like a cross between Elvis Costello and a penguin! He always had a smile on his face and was a very nice and humble guy. R.I.P Hopwie, you will be missed.

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Posted by Ronaldo Walkero on 08/07/2014 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Howard Salmon: 'My Doctors Say I'll be a Goner by Year's End'

Howard is one Bad-ass Mother Fucker.A kind and talented soul.

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Posted by William Sedlmayr on 05/29/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Ruffians Have Their Way; Historic, Elegant Fox Theatre Remains In One Piece

There was no ill intent in anyone in that crowd. To state that " the Fox security team helped make sure it was a safe good time." is a complete and utter lie. They are the most arrogant and noisome security team I have ever encountered and have seen them overreact on several occasions. Just a bunch of yellow-shirted bullies intent on indulging their fantasy of self-importance and bogus authority. Kudos to Raul and the band for throwing them out. The crowd was nothing more than enthusiastic and joyful - gee, what a terrible thing! "Ruffians" ... what are you, nine? I'd expect to see a BS article like this in the Fundie Times. Good grief!

Posted by Gumatz on 09/27/2013 at 11:37 AM
Posted by RockinMetal FanGirl on 08/11/2013 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Joshua Levine Was Right: Neutral Milk Hotel Announces Reunion Tour, Haters Can Suck It

This attempt to prove all the commenters of the original article wrong is even more pathetic than the original review, and that's saying something. First of all the fact that a reunion announcement has been made doesn't automatically make Mangum's motivation for touring before to be an advertisement. Also, at the time of the review this had not been announced, which is why this newest disgrace of an article on the topic appeared over a month after the original. If you were so sure why not jump to Levine's defense when the comments were being written. This is all a moot point, though, because the original article still stands as a personal vendetta, not a review. That one of the things the commenters latched on to to make their point has panned out doesn't invalidate the content of their discussion. This is a petty, juvenile announcement, and one I'm surprised representatives of the weekly would be willing to stoop to. After going back and reading the original review, as well as the comments, I actually think the commenter you quote here was right on the money, despite his criticism of the reunion announcement. Shame on you weekly indeed!

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Posted by sahara on 07/18/2013 at 5:37 AM

Re: “Chris Black and Chamberlab: One Year Down and a Wide-Open Future for Chamber Music in Popular Culture

Chris Black is an amazing talent.( I wish I was there to witness the Chamberlab!)

Posted by Howard Salmon on 06/16/2013 at 3:16 PM

Re: “A SpudBoy Picks His 10 Favorite Devo Songs

I don't see Girl You Want, Freedom of Choice, Satisfaction, Peek-a-Boo or Turnaround mentioned. SpudBoy my ass.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 05/24/2013 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Jimmy Eat World's 'Home-State' Tour

Thanks for the post! would love to see them live, can't wait for their new album! check out their new song "I will steal you back", so good! http://smarturl.it/StealYouBack

Posted by Amanda Dissinger on 05/09/2013 at 6:01 AM

Re: “Let's Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" Video

Its an odd juxtaposition of images

Posted by Stephanie Smith on 05/08/2013 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Queens of the Stone Age's New Music Video is Creepy as Hell

The animation reminds me a lot of Metalocalypse. I wonder if the same people who created that are involved, and I'll keep wondering because I'm too lazy to investigate.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 05/07/2013 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Joshua Levine Was Right: Neutral Milk Hotel Announces Reunion Tour, Haters Can Suck It

Actually, I should revise these thoughts, I've done some re-reading and I don't have this worked out to my satisfaction yet. My previous post was a bit too critical of this follow up article, I was triggered by seeing Levine's quote again and putting that on this author, this piece is less explosive than my first impression. My intuition is telling me there is an issue here, but I haven't successfully identified the root yet. Hmm...

Posted by Jeff Scott on 05/03/2013 at 10:25 PM

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