Tag: Ed Murray

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Blue Rodeo, “The Things We Left Behind”

Despite the fact that it’s a band that’s been plying its craft for 25 years, mention the name Blue Rodeo to anyone other than a...

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Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: “The Pat Metheny Interviews”

In 2007, composer, arranger and performer Richard Niles wrote, produced and hosted a three-part radio series for the BBC titled “Pat...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: The Zombies

The Zombies are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Odessey and Oracle, and Ed Murray says the band's new DVD is chock full of tasty...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Indian Wars

Turns out Indian Wars weren't just a shameful chapter in our nation's history -- they're also a kickass Canadian garage punk band, as...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Odds & Ends

Rather than dive deep into a single band or song this week, I’m going to tie up a few loose ends and make mention of some lo-fi...

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Music, Rock Court

Rock Court: The People vs. Eric Clapton

Rock Court is back in session, and this time, the fate of God -- a.k.a. Eric Clapton -- hangs in the balance. Take your seat in the jury...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Gang War

Ed Murray is back with another chunk of lo-fi goodness, and this time, he's cranking up some live recordings from Wayne Kramer and Johnny...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: New York Dolls

In the short history of ’70s-era punk rock, and the longer, larger arc of rock music in general, the New York Dolls were the crucial...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: The 101ers

Ed Murray's back in the garage for another edition of Lo-Fi Mojo, and this time, he's cranking up some early, pre-Clash recordings from Joe...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: The Poets

Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, The Poets had a lot of things going for them in the mid-’60s: a unique sound, a cool look...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Lambchop

The Nashville-based country-esque musical collective Lambchop isn’t exactly the first band that comes to mind when you think...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Vivian Girls, “Moped Girls”

Ed Murray is back with another edition of Lo-Fi Mojo, in which he travels through time to have an argument with himself about prog rock,...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: The High Numbers

In this week's edition of Lo-Fi Mojo, Ed Murray takes a look back at the Who's early years -- specifically, the brief time they spent as...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Cactus

From its inception, the band Cactus was always supposed to be a supergroup. The rhythm section of late-‘60s psychedelic sludge...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Proto-Little Feat

The original Lowell George-led Little Feat had a string of classic albums in the 1970s, from their self-titled debut on through...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: “Farmer John”

Like most listeners, the first time I heard the song “Farmer John” was on the Neil Young & Crazy Horse return-to-form album...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Pixies, “Doolittle”

Pixies – Doolittle (1989, 4AD) purchase this album (Amazon) To a certain extent, Doolittle – the Pixies’ most...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Vivian Girls

Brooklyn-based trio Vivian Girls have lived a lifetime in blog years, going from virtual unknowns to hipster music blog celebrities to...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Black Pearl

I first heard about Black Pearl from Lester Bangs. Not first-hand, of course. But from his 1971 Creem magazine essay “Of Pop and Pies...

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Concert Flashback, Music

Concert Flashback: The Von Bondies, Boston, Mass., 12/04/06

Fellow Popdoser Ed Murray and I ducked down to Boston’s Paradise to check out the Von Bondies (above: rhythm guitarist Marcie...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Clinic, “Tomorrow”

If I wasn’t a sucker for fuzzed out sonic bliss – and bands, songs and albums that are driven more by passion than musical...