Category: Music

Great music that sounds like shit.

Dear Steve Lukather …

Toto put out a fabulous album a few months ago. “21st Century Blues“, with Keith shufflin’ the hell out of the tune, is perhaps my favorite song of the past many years. Really. Fabulous. Stuff.

Rio Reiser.

Here’s to Rio Reiser

For all my English-speaking readers: I grew up internationally and made tons of friends way back when. At the time, aeons ago, the German music scene largely passed me by …. from the middle 70s

Judas Priest (remastered).

Judas Priest Remastered: What A Shit Show!

I’ve been a Judas Priest fan ever since I heard the first note they recorded pouring from my – at the time – very poor speaker setup. Unfortunately, with much better gear I own today,


1958 – 2016

A true innovator and one hell of a musician.

The Doobie Brothers. Southbound. Sony/Arista, 2014.

In Defense of “Southbound”

The other day – for next to nothing  –  I got myself the Doobie Brothers’ most “recent” album, Southbound (Sony/Arista, 2014). Then I read the reviews around the Net and … I am getting ahead

Catch the Rainbow (2003).

Catch the Rainbow!

For years I have been miffed about the absence of decent-sounding Rainbow reissues. Soundwise, Rainbow’s releases weren’t that great in the first place (I have the original LPs), but, lo and behold, the relatively recent