Reissue Reviews

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Reissue Review: The Quick, “Mondo Deco”

Welcome to the San Fernando Valley, circa 1976. Los Angeles’ own The Quick released one full-length album in their three year existence...

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Reissue Review: Jeremy Enigk, “Return of the Frog Queen”

Sub Pop Records recently reissued Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen, a circa-‘96 solo debut whose first printing remains,...

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Reissue Reviews: Wire, “Pink Flag,” “Chairs Missing,” “154”

  WIRE.  Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Bruce Gilbert, Robert Gotobed.  The name automatically catapults me into a different time; a...

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Reissue Review: Randall Holt, “Inside the Kingdom of Splendor and Madness”

The cello weeps and sows and soars, and so it goes with Randall Holt and his Inside The Kingdom of Splendor and Madness, which gets the...

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Reissue Review: Chris Hillman, “The Asylum Years”

Chris Hillman co-founded some of the most classic, seminal, groundbreaking acts of the ’60s and ’70s – namely The Byrds, The...

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Reissue Review: Yung Wu, “Shore Leave”

This is very exciting – certainly to me.  Yung Wu was a Feelies side project with one classic album, Shore Leave, on Steve...

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Reissue Review: Your Food, “Poke It With a Stick”

This Friday belongs to Your Food. The Louisville post-punk quartet – whose only LP, 1983’s Poke It With A Stick, is getting the reissue...

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Reissue Reviews: Tom Waits, “Alice” and “Blood Money”

Tom Waits never has sounded better, at least in terms of fidelity, than he does on the new, re-mastered versions of Alice and Blood Money...

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Reissue Review: U-Men, “U-Men”

My first exposure to the bizarre genius of U-Men came when I first tracked down a vinyl copy of the scene-setting C/Z Records comp. Deep...

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Reissue Review: Chris Bell, “I Am the Cosmos” (Expanded)

So there have been a few occasions where I had been asked to write about Chris Bell’s I Am The Cosmos album – and I’ve...

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Reissue Review: Chris Bell, “Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star”

This wonderful, 22-track compilation is just part of the work Chris Bell did before he dug his heels in with Big Star in 1971. ...

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Reissue Reviews: Dead or Alive, Deee-Lite, the Vibrators, Tammy Wynette …

Record Store Day 2017 has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t treasure to be found online and at your local...

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Reissue Review: The Creation, “Action Painting”

You have to give me a little latitude here to rhapsodize about The Creation; my love for them spans more than 30 years, since I first...

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Reissue Review: Faith No More, “We Care a Lot” (Deluxe Band Edition)

Let’s fold back the sheets on 2016, this death’s bed of a year, by focusing our attention on one of its brighter moments, an overlooked...

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Reissue Review: Daniel Amos, “Vox Humana”

It's (not quite) the '80s all over again....

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Reissue Review: Judy Henske & Jerry Yester, “Farewell Aldebaran”

The late ’60’s certainly were a time of changes, turmoil, growth, exploration…  basically, the universe turned...

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Reissue Review: Big Star, “Complete Third”

The first thing I want to disclose before going further is to say that in the canon of the three albums Big Star, one of my favorite bands...

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Reissue Review: Alcatrazz, “The Ultimate Fortress Rock Set”

A brief history of one of the better heavy bands of the early ’80’s – and one which even captured my imagination (having...

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Reissue Review: Birdsong at Morning, “A Slight Departure”

These Massachusetts based visionaries have created a compelling and expansive sound that is sure to broaden their fanbase.  Their...

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Reissue Review: Paul McCartney, “Pure McCartney”

  What can you really say that hasn’t already been said about Paul McCartney?  This isn’t some “rock...

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Popdose Exclusive: Martin Bramah, “The Battle of Twisted Heel”

While Popdose recently reviewed the new, long-overdue release from Blue Orchids, the band led and fronted by guitarist/frontman Martin...

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Reissue Review: J.D. Souther, “Black Rose”

If it wasn’t enough that John David (J.D.) Souther’s debut self-titled album was a stunner, then it shouldn’t come as any...

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Reissue Review: The Cucumbers, “The Fake Doom Years”

I suppose I could go on and on as to why you should immediately download (buy it first, dammit  – these people have families and...

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Reissue Reviews: The Feelies, “Only Life” and “Time for a Witness”

I’m pretty sure that I won’t be saying anything new or different about The Feelies – I’m sure it’s all been...

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Reissue Review: Miracle Legion, “Portrait of a Damaged Family”

A "lost" album get a new life with a re-release...

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Reissue Review: J.D. Souther, “John David Souther”

J.D. Souther’s debut solo album could (at least the argument is there) be looked at as the “lost Eagles album” –...

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Reissue Review: “Ork Records: New York, New York”

Ork Records: New York, New York is the vital compilation of all the output from the legendary New York City label of the late...

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Reissue Review: Love, “Reel to Real”

The final new studio album released by Arthur Lee’s Love in 1974, the long out-of-print Reel To Real is soon to be available again in...

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Reissue Review: McAlmont & Butler, “The Sound of … McAlmont & Butler”

Even the best laid plans never quite work out as expected. When David McAlmont first met Bernard Butler in London’s Jazz Café in...

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Reissue Review: The Who, “The Track Singles, 1967-1973”

So now we’re on boxset number three – the period that truly defined The Who, as they transitioned from “pop” band...