Unbiased reviews of new vinyl releases, audiophile reissues, and more

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead -- 180 gram Rhino Vinyl Reissue

Rhino continues its vinyl campaign with a foray into Eighties alternative territory, with reissues of the four proper studio releases from British indie band, The Smiths. Here, I review their 180 gram reissue of the band's third and most commercially successful studio record, The Queen is Dead.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Who Play Superbowl Halftime Show--What is happening with Classic Records' final two Who Releases?

Following the 2010 Super Bowl Halftime performance by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, also known as The Who, you begin to wonder how much longer these two guys can continue. Like The Rolling Stones, Pete and Roger aren't getting any younger--and unlike the Stones, they've released only one album, Endless Wire (2006), since their last studio release in 1982. Since 2002, when bassist, John Entwistle died, The Who has been down to only half of their orignal lineup. And many would contend, that after Keith Moon's passing in 1978, The Who was never the same.