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Nuggets: One Track Mind by The Knickerbockers

Before he became Patti Smith’s bass player, Lenny Kaye compiled the 2 album set, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era. Released in 1972, the two-LP set covered American garage rock and psychedelia from the years from 1965-1968 and…

Music Quiz: Follow That Lyric 1960s

Congratulations to Rich Kamerman, on the moon this week with a high score of 17/20 in the Today I Learned quiz. This week you need to follow the lyrics in iconic 1960s songs. It should be pretty easy for most…

The Replacements Sorry Ma Forgot To Take Out The Trash

Revisiting Creative Noise

During the first decade of the 2000s, this website was a minor, unremarkable part of the “web reviewing community”, where people reviewed albums as a hobby. Here I revisit another of my favourite sites. Like Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews,…

10 Best Dire Straits Songs

Dire Straits emerged at the height of punk in the UK, where Mark Knopfler’s smooth and accomplished guitar playing was at odds with the prevailing trends. Along with Mark Freuder Knopfler’s style choices, like sweatbands, Dire Straits were never cool.…

Beach Boys Surfer Girl

Music Quiz: Today I Learned

Congratulations to Eclectic Music Lover, whose love of eclectic music helped him to score 24/24 in last week’s overlap quiz. This week you need to identify which musical “facts” are true and which are imagined. They forgot to include the…

John Lennon Legend The Very Best Of

Music Quiz: Song Title Overlaps

Welcome back to weekly music quiz. Congratulations to Sheik Yerbouti, who just pipped Jim for the fastest time in last week’s quiz. This week you need to name the missing words in song title pairs. I scored 22 The…

John Martyn Serendipity

10 Best John Martyn Songs

The late John Martyn never enjoyed the mass acclaim that his immense talent deserved. Nonetheless he delivered a string of great records in the 1970s and early 1980s. He started as a folk artist, emerging in the late 1960s alongside…

Nuggets: Out Of Our Tree by The Wailers

Before he became Patti Smith’s bass player, Lenny Kaye compiled the 2 album set, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era. Released in 1972, the two-LP set covered American garage rock and psychedelia from the years from 1965-1968 and…

The Beatles Abbey Road

Music Quiz: Building the Beatles

Congratulations to jprobichaud, who recorded the fastest time in last week’s quiz. This week is a single-artist quiz, about The Beatles. You need to identify the four Beatles, an iconic album cover, and fill in the gaps in some…