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50 of My Favorite Bob Dylan Songs
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Favorite Springsteen Cover Versions?
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Favorite Springsteen Songs?
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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, was “a waste.”OK, everybody’s entitled to one mistake. But when the group returned just 10 months later with the…See More
Jul 21
Hal Bogerd commented on Jeff Burger's blog post 'Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I, II & III 2014 Remasters (Album Review)'
"Nice read and thanks for the history lesson!"
Jul 16
Jeff Burger posted a blog post

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, was “a waste.”OK, everybody’s entitled to one mistake. But when the group returned just 10 months later with the…See More
Jul 16
A blog post by Jeff Burger was featured

Elliott Murphy - Intime: Songs from the Kitchen, Vol. 1 (Album Review)

Don’t ask me what number album this is for rock singer-songwriter Elliott Murphy — I lost count years ago. All I can tell you is that it’s the 36th one in my collection, and I know I’m missing a few. The guy is incredibly prolific, so much so that he must have decided it was time to rush out this five-song EP, lest his fans wonder what happened to him. After all, he hasn’t put out a full-length album since way back in 2013. (Murphy has also found time to write a lot of prose over the years. In…See More
Jun 30
Jeff Burger posted a blog post

Elliott Murphy - Intime: Songs from the Kitchen, Vol. 1 (Album Review)

Don’t ask me what number album this is for rock singer-songwriter Elliott Murphy — I lost count years ago. All I can tell you is that it’s the 36th one in my collection, and I know I’m missing a few. The guy is incredibly prolific, so much so that he must have decided it was time to rush out this five-song EP, lest his fans wonder what happened to him. After all, he hasn’t put out a full-length album since way back in 2013. (Murphy has also found time to write a lot of prose over the years. In…See More
Jun 26
jzsnake commented on Jeff Burger's blog post '14 Facts About Leonard Cohen'
"While living in that cabin in Tennessee he owned some guns which the interviewer from NPR's Fresh Air could just not get her head around. "
Jun 7
Tim M. Otto commented on Jeff Burger's blog post '14 Facts About Leonard Cohen'
"Jeff,  I knew about half of these fun facts. Liked  the one about typing underwater. Thanks for the list and I prefer his early work(s)."
Jun 6
Hap Freiberg commented on Jeff Burger's blog post '14 Facts About Leonard Cohen'
"Leonard Cohen is an old school prophet. See also: Elijah..."
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A blog post by Jeff Burger was featured

14 Facts About Leonard Cohen

As he approaches his 80th birthday (on September 21), Leonard Cohen continues to delight and surprise audiences. He surprises offstage, too. And, I suspect, even a few longtime fans will learn a thing or two from this list of facts, all gleaned from the interviews in my recently released book:1. After college, he considered becoming a lawyer.2. His brilliant album, Various Positions, which includes the classic “Hallelujah,” was deemed not good enough for U.S. release by Columbia Records.3. He…See More
Jun 5
Jeff Burger posted a blog post

14 Facts About Leonard Cohen

As he approaches his 80th birthday (on September 21), Leonard Cohen continues to delight and surprise audiences. He surprises offstage, too. And, I suspect, even a few longtime fans will learn a thing or two from this list of facts, all gleaned from the interviews in my recently released book:1. After college, he considered becoming a lawyer.2. His brilliant album, Various Positions, which includes the classic “Hallelujah,” was deemed not good enough for U.S. release by Columbia Records.3. He…See More
Jun 3
A blog post by Jeff Burger was featured

Carrie Ann Carroll - You Should Know (Album Review)

“Honeymoon,” from newcomer Carrie Ann Carroll, ranks with the strongest singles I’ve heard in some time. The addictive hook and jangly guitars certainly help, but what most makes this number click are Carroll’s intimate vocals and the confessional lyrics, which demonstrate her ability to transform little details from real life into compelling vignettes. The song - which opens You Should Know, her first full-length CD - is rooted in folk but has a strong pop sensibility. And, as it turns out,…See More
May 5
Jeff Burger posted a blog post

Carrie Ann Carroll - You Should Know (Album Review)

“Honeymoon,” from newcomer Carrie Ann Carroll, ranks with the strongest singles I’ve heard in some time. The addictive hook and jangly guitars certainly help, but what most makes this number click are Carroll’s intimate vocals and the confessional lyrics, which demonstrate her ability to transform little details from real life into compelling vignettes. The song - which opens You Should Know, her first full-length CD - is rooted in folk but has a strong pop sensibility. And, as it turns out,…See More
Apr 30
Kyla Fairchild commented on Jeff Burger's blog post 'Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night: Live 1976–1988 (Box Set Review)'
"Rod Stewart gets big points in my book for Gasoline Alley."
Apr 29
Stuartstorm commented on Jeff Burger's blog post 'Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night: Live 1976–1988 (Box Set Review)'
"I hardly can believe that people with a normal sense of musical taste are listening to Mr. Stewart. For more information about this "Imitator" I recommend reading The Stuart Adamson - memoirs "In A Big Country" where the real…"
Apr 29
L A Johnson commented on Jeff Burger's blog post 'Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night: Live 1976–1988 (Box Set Review)'
"You'll only need the first disc the rest can be filed with Simply Red if you have any if not file next to Abba & Queen. Let's not forget the real faces Marriott & Lane rip."
Apr 26

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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 on July 16, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Elliott Murphy - Intime: Songs from the Kitchen, Vol. 1 (Album Review)

Don’t ask me what number album this is for rock singer-songwriter Elliott Murphy — I lost count years ago. All I can tell you is that it’s the 36th one in my collection, and I know I’m missing a few. The guy is incredibly prolific, so much so that he must have decided it was time to rush out this five-song EP, lest his fans wonder what happened to him. After all, he hasn’t put out a full-length album since way back in 2013. (Murphy has also found time to write a lot of prose over…

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Posted on June 26, 2014 at 4:30am

14 Facts About Leonard Cohen

As he approaches his 80th birthday (on September 21), Leonard Cohen continues to delight and surprise audiences. He surprises offstage, too. And, I suspect, even a few longtime fans will learn a thing or two from this list of facts, all gleaned from the interviews in my recently released book:

1. After college, he considered becoming a lawyer.

2. His brilliant album, Various Positions, which includes the classic “Hallelujah,” was deemed not good enough for…

Continue

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Carrie Ann Carroll - You Should Know (Album Review)

“Honeymoon,” from newcomer Carrie Ann Carroll, ranks with the strongest singles I’ve heard in some time. The addictive hook and jangly guitars certainly help, but what most makes this number click are Carroll’s intimate vocals and the confessional lyrics, which demonstrate her ability to transform little details from real life into compelling vignettes. The song - which opens You Should Know, her first full-length CD - is rooted in folk but has a strong pop sensibility.…

Continue

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 4:30pm

Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night: Live 1976–1988 (Box Set Review)

Nearly a quarter century has passed since Warner Brothers issued the excellent Storyteller, which covers all the bases of Rod Stewart’s career up to 1990 but features only a few previously unreleased goodies. Finally, though, the record company has unlocked the vaults and swung the doors wide open. In 2009 it delivered the revealing Rod Stewart Sessions, a four-CD box that contains 63 previously unavailable outtakes, demos and other rarities recorded between 1971…

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Posted on April 23, 2014 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

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At 9:31am on July 7, 2012, Bill Conrad said…

Jeff- It was Kyla Farichild who alerted me to your request for permission to include my Leonard article in your anthology. I would be honored. Send me details when you can.  Apologies for not catching the comment in its complete text earlier. Bill C

At 7:11am on July 4, 2012, Bill Conrad said…

Howdy Jeff - Just noticed you're in Ridgewood. My wife and I have close friends who raised their three kids on Lincoln in Ridgewood. They are high up above the Hudson now in Piermont.  Thanks for your interest in the "good ol days." BC

At 4:50am on April 27, 2011, Steve Hatch said…

 

Hi Jeff,

 

      As a featured contributor to No Depression, I’m particularly keen on getting your feedback for the following – Please forgive the intrusion if you don’t have the time or inclination to reply.

 

      I’ve posted the following to the No Depression discussion board – you can either respond there or alternatively drop me a line at shatchsurvey1@yahoo.co.uk

 

Thanks very much for your time

Kind regards,

Steve

 

 

 

My name is Steve Hatch and I’m currently conducting research for my Master’s in Songwriting at Bath Spa University in Bath, England (though I happen to be an ex-pat Georgia boy).  I would be extremely grateful if you could find the time to listen to the track (link below) and answer the 2 accompanying questions.  The more detail, the better of course (more to say in my final analysis) – but all feedback will be useful and very much appreciated.

 

Sadly, as this is an academic pursuit, there is a deadline.  Please reply by May 20th if at all possible so that I can have time to chew over your response and include it in my final write-up.

 

            The track: http://soundcloud.com/stevehatch

 

1)     Which artist/band(s) would you say the track is most similar to and why?

 

2)     Which genre(s) would you say the track belongs to and why?

At 11:21pm on February 21, 2010, David Williams said…
Hi,
I'd like to send a copy of our new americana CD to you--can you send an address?
Thanks,
David Williams and Wildgrass featuring Kristina Murray. songs by DW, 2009 Emmy winner in songwriting. We'd like to send a CD for review, if you can send us an email address. Thanks!
danjo53@gmail.com
http://www.myspace.com/davidwilliamssongs
http://www.reverbnation.com/davidwilliamssongs
http://www.nodepression.com/photo/albums/david-williamskristina-murray
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dwilliamswkmurray
At 3:04pm on February 16, 2010, Rudyjeep said…
Thanks Jeff. I love the Sinatra pick, but I always think of Little Feat when I see a plane!
At 5:33pm on July 23, 2009, Sarah Stanley said…
thanks so much for saying so, Jeff....new cd put out by indie label rmc, last 2 were by fatoak records.
 
 
 

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