Category Archives: Gateway Albums

Land of 1000 Listens

Forget hipsters, scenesters and taste makers…if you want an opinion on good music then you’re going to go with someone you trust.  It can be a friend, colleague or just someone who listens to a lot of music from a … Continue reading

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Necrocomiccon – Hot Dog Cart Hunger (2011)

Regardless of what Prince might say about bands not recording covers, this is brilliant.  I could write something pithy, but I have nothing to add…download the album for free here: Necrocomiccon – Hot Dog Cart Hunger From the band’s Facebook … Continue reading

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Ben Allison – Action-Refraction (Palmetto, 2011)

What IS Jazz?  This is one of those questions that inevitably comes up whenever you get a few Jazz fans together.  No one ever asks ‘What is Rock?’ or ‘What is Folk?’  I mean I guess they do, but it … Continue reading

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Now Playing

Jane’s Addiction – ‘End To The Lies’:  The first song released from their upcoming album The Great Escape Artist.  Available at Janesaddiction.com Jon Madof – Rashanim:  NY based guitarist/composer who has done a few records for John Zorn’s Tzadik label…this … Continue reading

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LP [Cassette] Memories…

  LPs were going away just as I was starting to get into music so while J. Geils’ Freeze Frame was the first LP I bought, Van Halen’s 1984 was the first cassette I bought.  I got to the store … Continue reading

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RIP Gary Moore

Back in the early to mid 80s just as CDs were becoming the music format of choice, a local record store sold off all of their LPs for a buck apiece so I bought as many as I could carry … Continue reading

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2011 So Far

I pledged to try and be better about keeping track of what I listen to in 2011 so I thought I’d post a little update to prove it. January 1 Soilwork – A few friends have been raving about the … Continue reading

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