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Frank Gutch Jr: Redefining (Or Maybe Taking a Closer Look at) Concept Albums… and Notes (as few as there are)!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2013 by segarini

FrankJr2Over forty years in the record business and I’m still agog at the conception of the industry from the outside.  People think musicians are rich (or if not rich, well off, because otherwise they would not be able to support themselves, right?).  People think stars are talented without demanding that it be proven (I hate to use the guy as an example, but the Bieber’s music will last no longer than the lives of his current fans because, and we all know this, his music is contrived crap).

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Frank Gutch Jr: Kickin’ Thru the Ashes (Old Albums Rediscovered)….

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2012 by segarini

It all started when Laurie Biagini posted a link to a video (Lydia Purple) by The Collectors, a legendary Pac NW band out of British Columbia back in the sixties (and, yes, B.C. is in the Pac NW).  My buddy Howie Wahlen followed that up by taking pictures and posting both sides of The Collectors‘ first album jacket and the die was cast.

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