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Toad the Wet Sprocket- Hold Her Down 5-94

Now more than ever I wonder whether this  Santa Barbara CA band with the strong songs of singer/guitarist Glen Phillips could have been twice as popular if they had taken a name other than an obscure Monty Python comedy bit. As it stands, they…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Todd Rundgren- Something Anything

He may have missed the cut on this year's Rock Hall inductions, but thirty years ago this week In the Studio put forth Todd Rundgren's nomination loud and clear by spotlighting him and his Spring 1972 double solo masterpiece" Something/ Anything?" in this interview as our episode #48.

Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend- Altered Beast- 100% Fun

The news that Intervention Records was staging one to rehab  past Matthew Sweet releases was cause for considerable buzz of a healthy kind this summer. After all we are talking about Girlfriend,  his 1991 third album which The Village Voice …

Cheap Trick- Best pt 2- Rick Nielsen,Robin Zander

You may know the basic facts of Cheap Trick's live 1979 album At Budokan  which effectively started the Rockford quartet on a long road which will now travel through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but unless you actually lived through it,…

Todd Rundgren

Go ahead and pick any period in the last almost fifty years of rock music and Todd Rundgren has been there, and in multiple roles too, as a solo artist, the bandleader of one of America's finest foursomes, Utopia, and as a record producer of…

The Posies-Dream All Day -1993 Dallas

The main songwriters/singers/guitarists of Bellingham WA band The Posies, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, spent so much time in Memphis as neo-Big Star members that I think of them as honorary members of that incredibly rich music community.…