It’s time for my annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum WTF? omissions list: Yes; The Zombies (I cannot even); War; Megadeath; X; Journey; Warren Zevon; XTC; Dead Kennedys; My Bloody Valentine; Dire Straits; Nick Drake; Motorhead; Black Flag; Prefab Sprout; The Doobie Brothers(!); New York Dolls; Nine Inch Nails; Duran Duran; Slayer; … More The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum 2016- or… Meh.
I get asked time and time again about what my actual all-time favourite song is. This is an impossible question- the answer changes every hour, depending on mood, what I’m listening to, what I’m tired of, what I can remember from day-to-day, who I’m talking to. “In The Midnight Hour”. “Find The River”. “Dancing Queen”. … More Soundtrack of my Life: “The Ballad of El Goodo” by Big Star/ “Mona With the Children” by Doug Cameron; or The Search for the Absolute Favourite
The power pop classic #1 Record is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. As 2012 winds down and I get buried under some mediocre, some bad, some amazing records released this past dozen months, I want to re-post my 100 Favourite Albums post. Big Star came in 49th on the list. It could have easily placed higher. … More Revisiting #1 Record by Big Star
When Alex Chilton died last year, I was quite devastated. He was still relatively young, still touring with both a version of Big Star and his earlier band, the Box Tops. But it was also very much about the lost opportunities. Alex Chilton could have been the biggest thing in music. He never quite got … More The Album List: #49 Big Star “#1 Record”