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Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I, II & III 2014 Remasters (Album Review)

Has any music reviewer ever missed the mark more than John Mendelsohn in his 1969 Rolling Stone critique of Led Zeppelin’s scorching, finely honed debut? After calling the album self-indulgent, he labeled Jimmy Page “a very limited producer and a writer of weak, unimaginative songs” and dismissed Robert Plant’s “strained and unconvincing shouting.” The album, Mendelsohn concluded,…

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Posted by Jeff Burger on July 16, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Five Questions: Louise Goffin

As the child of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, singer-songwriter Louise Goffin comes from musical stock. But genetics never grant a free pass or guarantee a successful career. Just ask Ben Taylor or Holly Williams. Sure, it's a leg up, but an artist still has to prove themselves on their own merit. So that's what Goffin has done, slowly and steadily, over the years. With her new album, Songs from the Mine…

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Learning Songwriting at the Feet of Steve Earle

Steve Earle has his eye on the history books. Not for himself, necessarily - though I doubt he’d object - but for his art form, “songwriting as literature.” With Camp Copperhead, Steve seemed to be trying to secure this form a place in history. “Four days of singing and songwriting,” the marketing materials promised. “Hard core.”

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Posted by Dale Henry Geist on July 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

New Country is Boring Me

My early music education was in classical and jazz. Through orchestration classes, composition, Baroque theory, etc., I learned a lot of music rules. Some of them have stayed with me, even though I don’t write music on a regular basis. In jazz improv, never sit on the fourth scale degree. In orchestration, don’t cross your voices. In composition, never repeat a melody more than three times in a row, and don’t let a modulating sequence go more than three repetitions. I believe this is based…

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Posted by Gillian Turnbull on July 16, 2014 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Shawn Amos - The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It (Album Review)

The only thing wrong with the six-song EP The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It, is that there are only six songs.

Like James Brown said, "let’s hit it, and quit," Amos gathered together what he calls a "Gutbucket power trio," of Chris Roberts (guitar),Don Medina (drums),and Ed Terrio (bass) then threw down the tracks old school -- live, with no overdubs -- in one day.

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Posted by Rick J Bowen on July 16, 2014 at 1:30pm

Hook & Anchor - Self-titled (Album Review)

Hook & Anchor are a new Portland, Ore.-based band with something of a pedigree. Bringing together Blind Pilot’s Kati Claborn, Luke Ydstie, and Ryan Dobrowski with veteran old time specialist Gabrielle Macrae (of the Macrae Sisters), and Erik Clampitt of Clampitt, Gaddis & Buck and Power of County, all of the individual members of the band…

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