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As I’ve written before, my earliest musical tastes were shaped by the 1979 edition of The Rolling Stone Record Guide, which guided me to The Who, The Beach Boys, Led
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Last week’s Retro Roundup entry, the Beach Boys’ Today!, received from me a 50-50 ration interest ratio regarding the album itself and the circumstances behind it.
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In some recent Retro Roundups, including last week’s, I have written that the album being profiled was less interesting than the circumstances involved in its creation.
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Nowadays, solo artists or groups, with just a few exceptions (David Crosby and Neil Young amongst them), take years to record an album. The joke (or is it a joke?)
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A few weeks ago, I wrote that the posthumously released Elvis in Concert album, featuring the last professionally recorded and mostly sad performances of Elvis Presley, brings out rather extreme
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Throughout music history, there are countless instances of artists and groups disavowing songs or albums they recorded that they don’t like, or which were used to compete with their current