Saturday, February 14, 2009

STEVE ROCK: Fred Mills Dirty Moons Review

Longtime great American rock writer Fred Mills reviews Prisonshake's Dirty Moons in Blurt, here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

MUSIC: Why Andy Fraser Is GOD!

The more I try to and wish I could play like Andy Fraser, the more I realize I'll never play like Andy Fraser. Because no one plays bass like Andy Fraser!!!

Dig Andy shining at his brightest on two great Youtubes of Free's "Mr. Big," here and here.

And it's great to see that Andy is finally performing live again. Click on "Events".

Thursday, February 05, 2009

MUSIC: Lux Interior RIP

Ron Asheton and now Lux? Damn. Lux Interior was a pure rock and roll genius. A once in a lifetime talent of immeasurable impact. Life changing impact. Lux and the Cramps are so important and transcendent and I am forever in awe. Did the guy ever once compromise the integrity of his “thing?” I think not. Few walk out of here with that in their back pocket. And no man ever rocked harder in heels…

MUSIC: The Big Holsapple-Stamey Weekend

The great Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey played three shows at three St. Louis venues over 48 hours last weekend. Wonderful sets all that included “Nothing is Wrong” (my all-time favorite dBs song), “Black & White,” “Cara Lee,” “If & When” (still one of the greatest indie rock singles ever), “Something Came Over Me”, “Big Brown Eyes,” “Neverland”, all your favorites from the Mavericks album, great new songs from their upcoming album, covers of The Everly Brothers' “Lord Of The Manor” and “Let It Be Me”, a cover of Family's “My Friend The Sun”, etc. etc., etc.

Chris Stamey (left) & Peter Holsapple (right) at the Wood House Concert

At Euclid Records

At Off Broadway

And Roy Kasten posted a clip on Youtube from the Off Broadway show of the boys performing Gene Clark's "Here Without You."

Sunday, February 01, 2009

STEVE ROCK: Love Experts In The Studio

We cut some new tunes recently at Sawhorse Studios---a very cool St. Louis recording facility, all the more cooler because it’s five minutes from my house. Joe Thebeau is in the coach’s chair again for us, and Jason McEntire engineered.

Dave Collett & Dominic Finnochio

Steve Carosello

Bob Trammel

Steve Scariano

Joe Thebeau & Jason McEntire