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Still The Best Artist Tribute Album (IMHO): Sing HOLLIES In Reverse

In 1995, the fine people from Eggbert Records released this cool little tribute to The Hollies. For many who were fans of the bands...

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Monday Rocks: Weezer "The Lion & The Witch" (2002)

Released exclusively to indie record retailers, this limited-edition, individually-numbered live EP captures Weezer onstage in Japan (circa...

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Boots Week: Cheap Trick Germany ’83

In trying to figure out which Trick tracks to make available this week, I figured I’d showcase a particular show that included some...

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Boots Week: Van Halen circa ’77

While the chances of ever seeing the original VH line-up put aside their egos and assorted differences are beyond slim, it is impossible to...

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Coming In April: Jason Falkner "Everyone Says Its On"

All 24 tracks from this Japan-only release will be available to CHARITY SLICE readers. Stay tuned....

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Urgh! A Music War

1981 may not seem to be the most memorable year in rock history, but, in hindsight, the ratio of great bands all occupying the Earth at the...

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The Cult 2006 Tour mp3’s

I’ll never forget first hearing The Cult’s UK “Revolution” EP. I was instantly transfixed by the regal, yet organic...

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Career In A Nutshell: The Police

When The Police formed in England in 1976, they were already seen as impostors who were merely riding the wave of punk rock. After all,...

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Country That Doesn’t Suck: Deric Ruttan

The last time I accidentally listened to a country station, I was left scratching my head. It was eerily similar to the last time I...

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Ministry: With Sympathy vs. Twitch

As far as synth-pop records go, Ministry’s debut major label effort, With Sympathy, has always been one of my favorites. I remember...

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U2: NYC Traffic "Jammed"

To promote the release of their latest album, How To Dismantle An Atom Bomb (and to film the video for the single “All Because Of...

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Butch Walker: Walker Comes Alive!

We all have our guilty pleasures, right? I know a guy in a death metal band who is a huge Carpenters fan. I like my 80’s music...

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The Best Alt-Country CD You’ve Never Heard: E.I.E.I.O.’s "Land Of Opportunity"

In 1986, there was a mini-revival of rock-tinged country acts. Two such bands came charging out of Wisconsin, releasing their debut efforts...

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Semisonic: Singing In My Sleep CD5

It’s easy to hate a band with a career-making/career-stunting hit like “Closing Time”, but I will go on-record as saying...

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Pezband: Laughing In The Dark

Ah, yes, 1978. Chicago. Where else would a power pop fan have wanted to be at the time? Within a stone’s throw of the Sears tower,...

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Cheap Trick: In Color V2.0 extended

Due to popular demand, the 2003 In Color tracks are being made available through March to all DONATE TO CHARITY SLICE readers. To sweeten...

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Career In A Nutshell: Starz

Starz/Starz (Capitol) 1976 From the ashes of early 70’s one-hit wonder Looking Glass (“Brandy (You’re A Fine...

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Hey Album! V1.0

For those not in the know, before Butch Walker was the producer de jour that he is these days (producing and co-writing with artists from...

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Rise & Shine, it’s Da Bears!

To even the most ardent of Adrian Belew fan, his membership in the little-known group the Bears is but a footnote. As a member of this...

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Friday Mixed Bag: The Deserters, The Alarm, Great Buildings

When you talk about woefully obscure bands, arguably, the “Most Obscure Major Label Band of All Time Award” just may go to...

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Friday Mixed Bag: The Tourists, Belfegore, Adam Schmitt, etc.

Each Friday brings us a hodge-podge of out-of-print gems. The Tourists Week DaysRound Round BluesAngels And Demons Before there was...

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In Color, Version 2.0

In homage to the band who penned the song from which this blog takes its name, we are making available the rough mixes of Cheap...