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Frank Gutch Jr: M-M-M-Metal Is All You Ever Play, Get Research Turtles’ Mankiller Pt. 1 of 2 While You Can— Free! and Notes, Notes and More Notes!!!!!

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2012 by segarini

With apologies to The Records (that’s the band, sports fans) and their song Teenarama.  I was sitting here plowing my way through one of my more favorite albums of the past few weeks by one Sandrider and wondering what it is that makes us turn right or left when mood strikes us— to bang heads with Freedom Hawk and Sandrider and then slither into the sixties and early seventies pop garden with The Records and The Shoes.  It’s a hell of a jump from “Cut down these heathens” to “C-c-c-c-c-cola is all you ever drink,” from “Hold not your blades to our sad thirsty throats” to “Teenarama/All that melodrama/Gimme gimme gimme gimme/Teenarama” but it is a jump I make all the time.  It’s no wonder I’m screwed up.  I can’t walk a straight line.  Hell, sometimes I can barely walk!

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Frank Gutch Jr: Psych: Then and Now….

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2012 by segarini

The Strawberry Alarm Clock just recorded and released a new album.  What’s that, you say?  The who?  No, not The WhoThe Strawberry Alarm Clock!  You know…  Incense and PeppermintsSit With the Guru?  The boys from Santa Barbara?  Loose fitting Nehru shirts and white pantaloons?  Paisley gone wild?  Sigh.  Sometimes I think I’ve lived too long.

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