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Comment Archives: stories: Music

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: “Miss O'Dell

I looked forward to this book. And then I read it. It's full of inaccuracies on the Rolling Stones 1972 tour. And what really is sad is Chris naming the rock stars she slept with. What's even more disingenuous is remarking that Bianca Jagger was frosty towards her when Bianca joined the tour for a few days in late June. Honey, you were BONKING her husband! You think she couldn't tell? Bianca's brilliant. I could have done without the Kiss n Tell, Miss O'Dell...

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Posted by Johannes Bols on 03/29/2016 at 9:51 AM

Re: “South By

I grew up in Tucson playing music then moved to and played music in Seattle, San Diego, LA, Phoenix, Austin and have now returned to Tucson. I've played SXSW over 11 times from each city I've lived in.

I don't think it's reasonable to say because it's called SXSW there should be more artists from the SW. You have to remember Austin is only 500 miles away from New Orleans. When you live in or travel to Austin it feels more southern than southwestern, but it's still in TX and I think most who haven't been there think of it as the SW. So the name SXSW is more of a play on perception of region.

You also have to remember this isn't the SXSW of 20 years ago. They have built this into a international event, with bands attending from around the world as well as the US. So 14 bands representing Tucson and Phoenix is actually a great representation. I'd rather see 10 or 14 good bands representing the state or region than 35 average bands. Quality over quantity. Now I'm sure there are 35 good bands in the region but again SXSW is a international event and there are only so many slots available. I think the beauty of the event is seeing a small sample of bands from all over the US and world.

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Posted by Lost Pueblo on 03/25/2016 at 8:21 AM

Re: “The Tall Paul Band: Sleeper (Self-released)

I agree. The only reason this guy ever played with anyone he mentions us because he dated an awesome booking agentin Tucson, AZ. He is a nobody.

Posted by Kraige on 03/25/2016 at 2:11 AM

Re: “B-Sides: Matt Baquet

i'm guessing the show is not the 15th and maybe the 25th??

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Posted by hmmmm? on 03/24/2016 at 5:27 PM

Re: “B-Sides: Matt Baquet

Matt is a gem! His heart and passion for Tucson, and music is gonna be missed deeply. Best of luck Jalph!

Posted by Pike Romero on 03/24/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Nine Questions

Saw him at the 110 th anniversary in Wisconsin he rocked. Got some tickets for this tour Who will join me?

Posted by Эвелина Замуравкина on 03/23/2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Sonic Evolution: Jivin Scientists

Blah blah blah..... Your guys' sound is tighter than most, though.

Posted by Blah on 03/06/2016 at 3:26 AM

Re: “Sands of Time: Giant Sand

Howe is a Tucson classic and a fine true artist.His music has meaning and is interesting to listen to. Totally original. And the lyrics do more than repeat themselves like so many successful music writers write. This says something about the people who listen to his music and about himself . More poetry than product. Thanks Howe.

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Posted by realista1 on 03/05/2016 at 5:33 PM

Re: “In at the Chill

Crazy how time flies, can't wait to see you on the big stage

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Posted by Walter Evans on 02/25/2016 at 8:50 PM

Re: “In at the Chill

this is a wonderful article on a wonderful artist.. thank you.. Viva Lando Chill!

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Posted by tucsonjohn on 02/25/2016 at 4:46 PM

Re: “In at the Chill

Terrific article about an awesome entertainer!

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Posted by Jacquelyn Courtrell Washington on 02/25/2016 at 11:47 AM

Re: “In at the Chill

Awesome read!

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Posted by Pike Romero on 02/25/2016 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Look Within and Grow: Las Cafeteras

So wait, why are we supposed to support a band that exhibits actions of "misogyny, silencing and suppressing the women in the band"?

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Posted by John C on 02/25/2016 at 9:08 AM

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: “Sands of Time: Giant Sand

To the Weekly--It was disappointing to see the in print cover stating, "Giant Sand--Quits".
I'd say, if anything, Howe Gelb and company are persevering. I'm sure this was an oversight, but please do try and have more thoughtful awareness about your use of language.

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Posted by Jessica Shuman on 02/23/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Corridos Migrantes: Vox Urbana

These people need to be deported, after a lengthy stay in prison for their crime.

Trump 2016. Register to vote!

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Posted by Old Pueblo Veteran on 02/23/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Sands of Time: Giant Sand

Sometimes someone who loves music and is determined to live his life doing the thing he loves has a 30 year career doing just that. What a joke.

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Posted by Brian Edward Johnston on 02/21/2016 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Sands of Time: Giant Sand

Sometimes people with no real music talent fool everybody and catch on. Gelb is one of those.
What a joke.

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Posted by Timmothy on 02/19/2016 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Fully Developed: Lake Street Dive

Saw them at a festival. They got the crowd up and moving....for the exits.
Don't waste your $$$. They do the same tune over and over or at least it sounds that way.

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Posted by Timmothy on 02/19/2016 at 4:42 PM

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