Mike Mettler

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 25, 2011 0 comments

"It's too bad that her trainwreck of a personal life has at least temporarily derailed what started out as a pretty cool musical retro-ride."

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Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 04, 2006 0 comments

Musicians sound off about the merits and detriments of the CD and how they're dealing with a digital-delivery-oriented future

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Mike Mettler Posted: Mar 29, 2011 0 comments

"Who is Don Draper?" That’s the opening line—and the crux—of Mad Men’s Season 4 arc, something that show creator Matthew Weiner confirms multiple times over the course his welcome appearance this three-disc Lionsgate Blu-ray set’s commentary tracks.

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Mike Mettler Posted: May 20, 2013 0 comments

The Doors' keyboard whiz Ray Manzarek died in Rosenheim, Germany on May 20, age 74.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Nov 04, 2006 0 comments

Before I had a chance to listen to them, I read a wonderful, telling statement in regard to the reissues of Boston and Don't Look Back: "remastered under Tom Scholz's supervision." It's true.

Mike Mettler Posted: Aug 16, 2011 0 comments

YOU’RE SCRAMBLING NOW, thinking, Wait — I recognize her . . . don’t I? Yes — yes, you do. Can’t quite place her though, hmm? (She might actually appreciate that; she doesn’t like or seek being typecast.)

Mike Mettler Posted: Jul 05, 2007 0 comments
Icky Thump Third Man/Warner Bros.
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Jack and Meg White continue to gather no moss.
Mike Mettler Posted: Sep 18, 2012 0 comments

It’s nice to feel that the music can be improved, and in the case of Aqualung [which saw a 40th anniversary box-set reissue in 2011 with new stereo and 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson], that wasn’t difficult because it wasn’t a very good recording.

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Mike Mettler Posted: Apr 04, 2008 0 comments

"The most interesting thing in life is change." So says Cy Curnin, singer of the perpetually shape-shifting synth-rockers the Fixx, in discussing both his creative (and personal) wanderlust and the impetus behind his second solo offering, The Returning Sun (Cy Curnin/Squirrels Eat Nuts; available at cdbaby.com).

Mike Mettler Posted: Oct 05, 2006 0 comments
The Loon Xl
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This Minneapolis foursome stirs the indie-rock cauldron with gusto, mixing vocal a

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