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Marilyn Manson: Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista) One of the things that first attracted me to Marilyn Manson (the band) was how unified they seemed to be in their kookiness and ability to frighten or piss people off. The music was actually a bonus. It was just great to have a band in my generation that truly rocked the boat of every day “normal” More...

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By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Robert Plant: Carry Fire

Robert Plant Carry Fire (Nonesuch) You might get a hint of good old Led Zep on Robert Plant’s 11th studio album, Carry Fire. Yes, he is employing the Sensational Space Shifters band here (Plant has worked with More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, November 20th, 2017

Leon Russell: On a Distant Shore

Leon Russell On a Distant Shore (Palmetto) One man boasting a 50-year career in writing, playing, arranging, and singing that would be impressive if you spread that output across three musicians, Leon Russell was More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, November 17th, 2017

The Peanut Gallery: Tales From The Basement

The Peanut Gallery Tales From The Basement New Jersey hip-hop duo The Peanut Gallery has dropped a new album, Tales From The Basement. It is quite a unique read on what one usually finds in this genre, complete More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

John Carpenter: Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998)

John Carpenter Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998) (Sacred Bones Records) You might just be a fan of John Carpenter’s movies (Halloween, Escape From New York, Starman, and Big Trouble In Little China to name More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Patrick Grant: A Sequence of Waves (twelve stories and a dream)

Patrick Grant A Sequence of Waves (Twelve Stories and a Dream) (Peppergreen Media) Musician/composer Patrick Grant certainly presents a rich tapestry with his new album, A Sequence of Waves (Twelve Stories and More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, November 13th, 2017

The Night Herons: Relevant Noise

The Night Herons Relevant Noise The Night Herons—Dana Berry, Mike Assenzio, and  Larry Huene—present their new 15-song album,  Relevant Noise. Opening with the flangy, semi-punk sardonic read of “Compromise,” More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, November 10th, 2017

Tangerine Dream: Quantum Gate

Tangerine Dream Quantum Gate (KScope Import) The release of Tangerine Dream’s new studio album Quantum Gate coincides with the band’s 50th anniversary. Though the TD’s de-facto leader Edgar Froese died in More...

By Ralph Greco On Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Kid Rock: Sweet Southern Sugar

Kid Rock Sweet Southern Sugar (BMG Rights Management) Sweet Southern Sugar is Kid Rock’s first album made in Nashville, and his first with new label BMG/Broken Bow Records, but it’s that Kid Rock mélange More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Monday, November 6th, 2017

Sisters of Mercy – Some Girls Wander By Mistake

Sisters of Mercy Some Girls Wander By Mistake (Warner Music UK) The 4 LP re-issue of Sisters of Mercy’s Some Girls Wander By Mistake focuses on the early years of the band’s career. It includes an array More...