Category: Music

Black Sabbath – The Dio Years

Black Sabbath – The Dio Years

Rhino 5 Stars For years and years Ronnie James Dio’s legacy in Black Sabbath was in disarray. Although he only recorded three albums with the Sabs, the work has really gotten better with age. Leaning heavily on the first two albums” Heaven & Hell” and “Mob Rules,” The Dio Years...

The White Stripes – Icky Thump

The White Stripes – Icky Thump

Warner Brothers Jack White delves way deeper into mariachi-madness with the White Stripes latest effort, Icky Thump. Meg and Jack deliver 12 new tracks here and the obscure cover of the 1951 Patti Page nugget “Conquest.” Combining trumpets and distortion together “Conquest” sounds unlike anything the band has done in...

NOISETTES

NOISETTES

4.23.07  @ MERCURY LOUNGE It took a lot to separate me from the TV and a VH1 classic rewind of Damn Yankees last week. Tommy Shaw’s stonewashed man shorts and Ted Nugent’s kill it and grill it self were about to rope me in for a second time. Anyway, I...

GOOD THE BAD AND THE QUEEN

GOOD THE BAD AND THE QUEEN

3.12.07  @ Webster Hall OK let’s get one thing straight. Ex-Clash bassist Paul Simonon is the coolest guy ever! He even lights a cigarette better than anyone I’ve ever seen. He’s right out of a Godard film. Damon Albarn and his Bowery Boy top hat, led the charge along with...