Parke Puterbaugh

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Feb 02, 2012  |  0 comments

“Superb. The music is brought to life.”

That’s Robert Fripp’s own assessment of Steven Wilson’s 6-channel mix of Discipline. I have to agree.

But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Apr 21, 2011  |  0 comments

For Richard X. Heyman, a pop savant rooted in the fertile loam of the Sixties, the first disc of his new double album is quite literally a labor of love. He takes pains to note that Tiers isn’t a rock opera, but rather a pop opera — or “popera,” for short. 

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Mar 03, 2011  |  0 comments
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Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson's multichannel mix of Islands detangles some of their album In the Wake of Poseidon's

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Mar 02, 2011  |  0 comments
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The latest reissues in King Crimson’s 40th Anniversary Series capture the band at difficult junctures in Phase 1 of its quixotic history.

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Feb 26, 2009  |  0 comments
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Don't get me wrong: I have nothing against dance music, party tunes, or any other escapist entertainment.
Parke Puterbaugh  |  Feb 25, 2009  |  0 comments
Do the Math/Heads Up/Concord
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The Bad Plus have made their first album that's, well, not so good.
Parke Puterbaugh  |  Jul 22, 2008  |  0 comments
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Unlike the case with Bob Dylan, there has been precious little in the way of 1960s concert recordings b

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Jul 21, 2008  |  0 comments
Def Jam
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For the second album in a row, this long-lived Philadelphia crew has branched into more strident, politically mi

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Jul 21, 2008  |  0 comments
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This is the first Tom Petty album that doesn't have his name on the cover.

Parke Puterbaugh  |  Jul 15, 2008  |  0 comments
Diamond Hoo Ha Astralwerks
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The glam-rock triumvirate of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Mott the