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Monday, March 22, 2010

Alex Chilton turns the page . . .

Last Wednesday, we lost one of pop music's finest. Alex Chilton was a singer, guitarist, and composer of some of the greatest pop songs ever created.

There are basically two kinds of pop songs that move me: those that make me feel young, and those that remind me of what it was like to be young. With Big Star, Alex Chilton succeeded in doing both of these things, like almost no one else. To this day, Big Star is virtually unknown, compared to many of the artists, such as Cheap Trick, The Bangles, and R.E.M., who were so fundamentally influenced by them. Yet, once you hear them, chances are you'll be hooked.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Short Spin: The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Electric Ladyland 180 Gram Legacy Vinyl

Electric Ladyland (2 Vinyl)

In conjunction with the "new" 2-LP vinyl release from Jimi Hendrix, Valleys Of Neptune, Sony/Legacy has reissued remastered vinyl editions of First Rays Of The Rising Sun, as well as the three "proper" albums from the Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland. Today, Myvinylreview examines Legacy's 180 gram reissue of the third and final release from the Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland (1968).

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Rolling Stones: Plundered My Soul / All Down the Line 7" Single -- Coming for Record Store Day (April 17, 2010)

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Fans of the Rolling Stones won't have to wait quite as long as originally thought to get a taste of the expanded deluxe version of Exile on Main St, scheduled to hit the streets on May 18, 2010. Available in select independent stores on Record Store Day (April 17, 2010), is a special 7" single, featuring a previously unreleased track from the Exile sessions at NellcĂ´te.