MusicTAP, a site that features music release news from several locations, reviews of albums and DVDs, and the more than occasional ramble of thought, incoherent or otherwise. He desires greatly to re-spark the love of music in today's environment with the older audience. But he can be fun too. Oh, and he did eventually move up to FM radio which pretty much explains his musical eccentricities." />

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June 2011

Articles From Matt Rowe in June
Thursday Jun 30, 2011 35:00 AM ET
Elle King, the owner of the voice that sounds like too many cigarettes, is an Ohio-born, Brooklyn-raised girl in love with the old-school art of music and its many styles.
Tuesday Jun 28, 2011 50:00 PM ET
Like many artists who have explored an exhaustive expanse of musical territory covering all conventional manners of artistic expression, Tori Amos has elected to enter into the realm of classical works. With this interesting foray into classical structures, Tori Amos tells a story.
Tuesday Jun 28, 2011 45:00 AM ET
Over the years, the artist John Hiatt has grown into the classic John Hiatt. He's come to be known as a unique vocal and songwriting talent with a fan base that anticipates his every album release.
Monday Jun 27, 2011 30:00 PM ET
Mark, Don & Mel 1969-71 is a solid set of album picks that are well representative of the band. FM favorites like "I'm Your Captain (Closer To Home)" from the double Platinum selling Closer to Home LP, and "Inside looking Out" from the band's second album, Grand Funk.
Friday Jun 24, 2011 45:00 AM ET
Take Me To God is more a structured blend of world music with a bit of pop sensitivity, never more evident than in the single issued from the album, "The Sun Does Rise."
Thursday Jun 23, 2011 30:00 AM ET
Nevermind defines the period of the '90s. From the important single selections of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Come As You Are" to later, equally important tracks like "All Apologies" and "Rape Me," Nirvana was the voice of a new generation.
Wednesday Jun 22, 2011 00:00 AM ET
With her beautifully nuanced vocal talent, one that is nearly impossible to replicate, Jolie Holland becomes a storyteller of our lives and its heartbreaks and disappointments. But there's joy in there as well. And promise too.
Tuesday Jun 21, 2011 15:00 AM ET
The Coen brothers' film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? gathered a devoted cult following, as most of the films from the brothers will. But what no one expected was the runaway success of the soundtrack that represented the music heard on the film.
Monday Jun 20, 2011 50:00 AM ET
The legend of Jimi Hendrix is found in every new release that is available. And more is to be enjoyed with the upcoming releases of four new Hendrix offerings from Experience Hendrix (a Hendrix estate entity safeguarding the Hendrix vaults),...
Friday Jun 17, 2011 30:00 AM ET
For several years, Elvis Presley fans have been given a steady diet of remastered and expanded Elvis titles via the fine folks at Legacy Recordings. His is a rich catalog that tells us much about the birth of rock and...
Thursday Jun 16, 2011 35:00 PM ET
From the beginning of Mike Oldfield's career, he has had the attention of an audience.
Wednesday Jun 15, 2011 30:00 AM ET
The music explores authenticity in every corner of its dark and apocalyptic airs of foreboding wrath. The lyrics, drawn from antiquity, add an otherworldly quality.
Tuesday Jun 14, 2011 15:00 AM ET
My first contact with the Brooklyn band, Dead Heart Bloom, came during an episode of The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The song I heard from the band caused me to stop and take notice.
Monday Jun 13, 2011 45:00 PM ET
The band known as Alice Cooper (not the man known as Alice Cooper; keep them artistically separate, please) had a very short but fruitful career. Starting with a pair of relatively unknown Alice Cooper albums released on Frank Zappa's Straight...
Friday Jun 10, 2011 50:00 PM ET
40th anniversary, 35th anniversary, 20th anniversary, even 10th anniversary packages seem to be the new reissuing trend from labels and bands these days. Of course, there are good reasons. Many of the titles getting updates are classics, all deserving of...
Thursday Jun 9, 2011 40:00 PM ET
The ability to communicate feelings and thought with your audience, large or small, is an unmapped road filled with sharp, cutting brambles. That is to say, in the world of music, it can be a brutal experience to share your...
Wednesday Jun 8, 2011 00:00 AM ET
In 1975, RCA Records released a 2LP album by Lou Reed called Metal Machine Music. That was quite a bold move by His Master's Voice considering that it was essentially four sides of a continuous flow of guitar feedback...
Tuesday Jun 7, 2011 05:00 PM ET
On July 12, the band known as Yes will do what it has only done once before, release an album sans the iconic frontman Jon Anderson. In a 1980 dispute over several issues, Anderson, along with another Yes stalwart, Rick...
Monday Jun 6, 2011 40:00 PM ET
I'll never forget purchasing an LP from an unknown performer on a small, unfamiliar upstart label. The album was the auspicious debut release from George Thorogood & The Destroyers, and the upstart label, the great Rounder Records.
Friday Jun 3, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Cults is a buzz band getting lots of attention as they gear up for the US release of their debut on Columbia Records. The album, a winning combination of '60s-like girl bands and a wall of sound that would make Phil Spector forget he has a life sentence, is quite a bit of fun to listen to.
Thursday Jun 2, 2011 25:00 PM ET
With the upcoming expansions of The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973), and Wish You Were Here (1975) on near horizons, and the exciting revelation that the long completed Wish You Were Here Guthrie-mixed SACD is finally being made available,...
Wednesday Jun 1, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Yesterday, I touched on the upcoming expansion of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon. The Dark Side Of The Moon is a wildly critically and commercially successful body of work, unmatched by anything that has come from the...

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