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Beatles’ mono vinyl brings fans back to the start

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Curled up on the couch, sprawled across the floor or dancing around the bedroom, Baby Boomers can likely remember the first time they heard a Beatles record blaring from a popping, skipping turntable.

With its distorted but full-bodied sound, vinyl is the preferred method of many for digesting music and, as part of a recent resurgence of the format, has led to a new vinyl collection that will leave any fan of The Beatles salivating: The Beatles in Mono, out Tuesday.

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Great Heroes of Classic Rock

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Classic rock is a term used loosely to describe albums released in the early to late 70′s by artists that have become legendary and therefore “classics.”

Most of these artists were highly original and became influential on many bands in subsequent generations to come. No matter what era you were born in, almost any band you listen to has been influenced by artists and bands from the 1970s. Moreover, even if you are only in your teens and you think your favorite band is “totally original,” chances are they were influenced by a musician or group from that era, even if they don’t consciously know it.  Read more »

Classic Rock Snob Bares His Soul

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OK, I admit it. I’m a Classic Rock snob.

But how can I not be, when there is simply no doubt that the music from the era 1965 -1976, was the pinnacle, the height of creativity, genius, and the dawning of the New Enlightenment. (Yes, I know some of you may debate the exact years the New Enlightenment began, but let’s agree that the time frame I’m suggesting, is somewhere in the ballpark.) Read more »