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Reviews and Suggestions

“Of Hands and Hearts: Music For The Tsunami Disaster Fund” now available

From the IPO group on Yahoo comes this news that “Of Hearts and Hands” is now available. And I quote:

“Of Hands And Hearts: Music For The Tsunami Disaster Fund” is now available, and it’s filled to the brim with great music. Many of the bands are ones that IPO fans are very familiar with, while others deserve (and demand) your attention. Check out some of these pop bands featuared:

THE WAKING HOURS-a great new track called “Someday Soon”
PAUL COLLINS’ BEAT-their classic “All Over The World” is the first song, disc one
THE TALK-you haven’t heard them yet? Along the lines of Franz Ferdinand, the Shins, etc. Classic pop up-to-date
MICHAEL CARPENTER-his “Thinking About You” is one of THE great pop songs of this generation
THE LOLAS-“Silver Dollar Sunday” is one of those trax you can listen to over and over
ROSETTA STONE-Iam Mitchell’s first post-Bay City Rollers band with “Drive On” from their 1978 debut
THE RUBINOOS-“In The Worst Way” is taken from their forthcoming album (and best album in 25 years)
THE LAST-Joe Nolte kindly gave us the demo of “I Know”, a new song from their forthcoming album
JOHN WICKS-this is the first airing of “Rising Stars” from his forthcoming album on Kool Kat
THE DONKEYS-one of my fave singles of all time, I can’t believe I got to use this 1980 gem called “No Way”
DRAMARAMA-a brand new track, “Try Five Times”, from their forthcoming album

I want to go on and on, but those are just a few of the many many many highlights. Other artists include ADRIAN BELEW, JEREMY, DILLON FENCE, THE SUNBEAMS, BANG SUGAR BANG, THE FIXX, R.STEVIE MOORE (with DAVE GREGORY of XTC), THE RANDIES, BMX BANDITS, KYLE VINCENT, GANGGAJANG, THE DOTTED LINE, ANNABELLA LWIN (of BOW WOW WOW), JEFFREY FOSKETT, THE VIRGINIA SISTERS, WONDERBOY, SUPERSUCKERS, WANG CHUNG, DOG TRUMPET (featuring REG MOMBASSA AND PETER O’DOHERTY formerly of MENTAL AS ANYTHING) and so many more.

100% of the net proceeds go to CARE (www.careusa.org).

Specially priced 2CD set: $13.98 suggested retail price you can find it at your local indie stores, Borders, Tower, Amoeba, etc Or online at:
www.notlame.com
www.idealcopy.com
www.amazon.com
and many others. 49 artists from 7 countries unite for 1 cause! Help support this worthy cause…. And if you DO already have a copy, please let everyone know how good it is. Let’s get the word out……ask for it at stores that you don’t see it in. For complete track list and info, visit us at www.integritydistribution.com

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Reviews and Suggestions Rock History

Top 10 Forgotten “Classic Rock” Albums According to About.Com

About.com has an interesting list of the Top 10 Forgoten Classic Rock Albums that really gets you to thinking about that pile of old albums stashed away in your basement and wondering if any are in that pile. The list is as follows:

1) Spirit – Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (1970)
2) Traffic – The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (1971)
3) Badfinger – Straight Up (1971)
4) Jo Jo Gunne – Jo Jo Gunne (1972)
5) The Zombies – Odessey & Oracle (1968)
6) Blind Faith – Blind Faith (1969)
7) Love – Forever Changes (1967)
8) Moby Grape – Moby Grape (1967)
9) Captain Beyond – Captain Beyond (1972)
10) Frijid Pink – Frijid Pink (1970)

Some interesting choices to be sure. I know for myself that I have been rediscovering the joys of Moby Grape and I do have that Frijid Pink album somewhere at home (it also made the list in Lost In The Grooves: Scram’s Capricious Guide To The Music You Missed). Check out the article for a full discussion and reviews. The hunt begins!
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Rock on Film

The Great Rock and Roll Swindle is coming to DVD

Aversion has the news that the Sex Pistol’s wonderful (in a Sex Pistols kind of way) The Great Rock and Roll Swindle will be re-issued May 3, 2005 by Shout! Factory. Very cool.
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Rock and Roll Reads

Enter “Thee Cave”

Just came across a very cool website/e-zine called Thee Cave which specializes in “the garage punk sounds of today.” Some very cool reviews of new stuff from Th’ Losin Streaks, The Stoneage Hearts, The Mainliners, The Giljoteens, The Hara-Kee-Rees, The Hekawis, The Midways, The Flashback Five and The Projectiles . They also have released a compilation album called `Thee Cave Comes Alive!’ that was compiled and arranged by Thee Cave and released by Action Records. Very cool stuff so check it out if you can.
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Live Rock and Roll

Tribeca Rock Club Presents Kirsten DeHaan Live and Unplugged on April 15, 2005

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Reviews and Suggestions

Just added to Random Play from CD Baby: Vinyl Kings – “Time Machine”

VINYL KINGS: Time Machine VINYL KINGS: Time MachineWhat if the Beatles and the Beach Boys found themselves in a studio together? A “Revolver” meets “Pet Sounds” experience.

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Artists and Bands

Listen to the Bravery for free now!

You can listen to the brand new self-titled debut by The Bravery for free now by checking out the streaming version of their album that will be available for a limited time over at AOL. You’re welcome!
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Rock History

Take a virtual tour of John Lennon’s Menlove Avenue home

If you’ve always wanted to take a tour of the boyhood home of John Lennon on Menlove Avenue in Liverpool, here is your chance and you don’t even have to leave home. Check out this BBC virtual tour of Mendips and enjoy. Just don’t make a virtual mess in the virtual bathroom!
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Live Rock and Roll

The 2005 Midtown Music Festival

The lineup for this year’s Midtown Music Festival in Atlanta looks pretty cool as the White Stripes will be headlining along with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kid Rock, the Pixies, the Killers, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and Keane amongst others. A nice, diverse lineup of rock and roll to be sure.
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Rock Television 2.0

Steven’s Untitled Rock Show

Stevens_300dpilogo_flat Rock and roll TV is a tough thing to do right but at least Fuse TV is trying and this show to me looks quite interesting. “Steven’s Untitled Rock Show” is hosted by VJ Steven and is a show where he “gets the chance to expose new and potentially influential artists that are bubbling under and over in the worlds of indie, punk and emo.” Catch “Steven’s Untitled Rock Show” weekdays at 4pm ET and 9pm ET on Fuse. Sounds like it could be fun. Check it out and see if you can spot the next “Simple Plan” (which is my son’s new favourite band by the way). Beats “American Idol!”
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