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Mike Mettler Posted: Feb 07, 2012 0 comments

In honor of today’s release of A Different Kind of Truth, the first album from Van Halen with David Lee Roth as lead vocalist since 1984, we’re proud to present an interview I did with the inimitable Mr. Roth back in 2003. Our chat was ostensibly centered around his covers-oriented solo album Diamond Dave, but we quickly went into, well, a different universe. “As far as learning the alphabet of music goes,” opined the ever-quotable Dave, “I always tell young musicians, ‘Last I looked, the Bible was written in the exact same alphabet as my favorite pornography. So I guess the choice is yours, son.’” As the song says, might as well jump. . .

Ken Richardson Posted: Oct 22, 2013 0 comments
Also: Van Morrison’s Moondance in 5.1 on Blu-ray, Santana’s third album on audiophile vinyl, and ’80s tunes revamped by The Big Bright. Plus, let’s see…oh, yeah, Katy Perry.

Mike Mettler Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
Ten Silver Drops Reprise
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After spending 18 months touring behind their fiery '04 debut,
Ken Richardson Posted: Apr 16, 2007 0 comments

Rob O'Connor Posted: Jan 05, 2008 0 comments

Ken Richardson Posted: Nov 06, 2005 0 comments

Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
Surprise Warner Bros.
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Paul Simon's first album in six years is called Surprise, without an excl
Ken Richardson Posted: Jun 07, 2007 0 comments

Steve Simels Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Angels of Destruction! Yep Roc
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Marah's fifth studio album (technically, it&#

Billy Altman Posted: Feb 28, 2011 0 comments
 
Roc-A-Fella
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Rob O'Connor Posted: May 18, 2009 0 comments
Dress Up/DGC/Interscope
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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' third studio album is another major advancement in the Manhattan-hatched trio's so
Parke Puterbaugh Posted: Sep 06, 2006 0 comments
Highway Companion American
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Highway Companion picks up where albums like Into the
Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 31, 2007 0 comments

Mike Mettler Posted: Apr 25, 2011 0 comments

How much do I love reissues? Let me count the ways. Well, let me NOT do that, else I’ll never get around to the subject at hand…

Anyway, this is the first in a regular series of postings about cool reissues that are coming down the pike — or ones that have already come down the pike and may have passed you by.

Mike Mettler Posted: Jan 20, 2011 0 comments

So I've been basking in the sounds of Cake's new chart-topping album Showroom of Compassion (Upbeat Records; cakemusic.com), and have to say that I'm really loving it.
Oh good. That would be horrible if it was a nightmare for you. [chuckles]

And it's a great album to listen to on vinyl. The bass lines on "Got to Move" and "What's Now Is Now" have real impact.

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