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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July 2011

Articles From Matt Rowe in July
Friday Jul 29, 2011 55:00 PM ET
Cleverly titled, Welcome 2 My Nightmare was born. Alice Cooper was dreaming badly once again.
Thursday Jul 28, 2011 25:00 AM ET
If you were to take a musical snapshot from the '70s with even its run of the mill arena rock bands, you'd get a pretty clear idea of just how cool Rival Sons are.
Wednesday Jul 27, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Death Ships is not the kind of band you think they are. Not even close. Instead, even though the name implies heated blasts of metal music from towering stacks, Death Ships is actually a different kind of music, certainly not metal.
Tuesday Jul 26, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Fans sometimes get the short end of the deal when there's no closure to be had.
Sunday Jul 24, 2011 35:00 PM ET
The Other Side of Time gained the singer an impressive batch of fans that anticipated her next release. The years passed until word came that Mary Fahl had created a unique interpretation of the classic Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side Of The Moon in its entirety.
Friday Jul 22, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Distribution of music is what drives the market these days, not format. From the rapid adoption of low-resolution MP3s to their accepted sales through outlets like iTunes, Amazon, and other digital malls, music distribution has been focused on selection and location playback.
Wednesday Jul 20, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Fans of The Waterboys know that Mike Scott, the mainstay of the band, is highly gifted in both his philosophy-based lyrical skill and his musical prowess.
Tuesday Jul 19, 2011 20:00 PM ET
The new album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, is a contained collection of tracks that were largely finished and meant for Pela's sophomore release. After several sessions to re-record the songs, the band felt that they had what would be wonderfully representative of We Are Augustines.
Monday Jul 18, 2011 35:00 AM ET
If you need a familiar comparison to current day Mortiis, you need think no further than Nine Inch Nails (NIN) or Rob Zombie. If you like NIN, you're going to like the current incarnation of Mortiis.
Friday Jul 15, 2011 40:00 AM ET
The posthumously released Heaven and Earth (May 2011) is an extraordinary collection of songs. With a voice worn by the demands of aging, and a fondness for the drink, Martyn has turned in a compelling work.
Thursday Jul 14, 2011 39:55 AM ET
The idea of Super Heavy was to create a musical fusion state. Dave Stewart, ever the musical genius, approached Mick Jagger, who has had certain experience with Stones’ fusion of styles. Together they brainstormed the idea of throwing styles into a soup of music just to see what it would sound like. The results were obviously enticing.
Wednesday Jul 13, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The Divine Comedy was a proud effort by Milla Jovovich, who resolutely guarded and shaped her emergence as a singer. She personally hyped her pre-release album as "a mix between Kate Bush, Sinead O'Connor, This Mortal Coil, and The Cocteau Twins."
Tuesday Jul 12, 2011 15:00 AM ET
The self-titled label debut has not only enlisted the help of veteran T Bone Burnett as a musical director and song collaborator, but has also secured the help of some well-known country singers as guest vocalists.
Monday Jul 11, 2011 10:00 AM ET
In the early '70s, a British rock band by the name of UFO rose from obscurity to international stardom with fans all over the world. From its formation, the band eventually was able to bring the pieces together to help secure that enviable position starting with recruiting a young but highly respected guitarist, Michael Schenker, from Scorpions.
Friday Jul 8, 2011 45:00 AM ET
Paradiso is a collaboration with Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who has called Miss Westenra, "a rare singer...unique in the international panorama...a great interpreter." On Paradiso, Hayley Westenra lends her voice to well-known classics of Morricone's.
Thursday Jul 7, 2011 50:00 AM ET
The blues is not an easy thing to play. It is a difficult style not only for guitar but also for the individual who claims to be a blues artist.
Wednesday Jul 6, 2011 45:00 PM ET
Suzi Quatro, a very popular American singer who oozed sex, an increasingly popular ingredient in the recipe of a hitmaker, was riding the British charts in whoopin' and hollerin' ways back then.
Tuesday Jul 5, 2011 35:00 PM ET
Back Pages concentrates not on original compositions by the remaining duo of Beckley and Bunnell, but rather on the coverage of words other than their own.

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