Archive for the ‘Music Review’ Category

For over a week now, Tom Waits fans have been waiting with bated breath for the surprise that was to drop on August 7. Starting on July 31st, a picture went up on his site, which was simply: Speculation over the ‘net was rampant. Was it a tour?! Maybe a newly-recorded album with the celebrities he’d put together to […]

Last week La La Land Records released its 3-disc CD soundtrack to Star Trek: The Motion Picture.  All I can say is, “it’s about time!”

When a band is well into the fifth decade of its career, with its members pushing sixty years of age, they’re usually relegated to the nostalgia circuit—you know, playing sold-out shows to aging baby boomers at outdoor concerts with one or two other “retro” acts, and coasting on the success of the back-catalog. If such […]

I was recently discussing my feelings about composer James Horner with a friend on Facebook.  If the name is unfamiliar to you, I guarantee that his music is familiar.  He has scored films for over 30 years and won two Oscars® (both for his work on Titanic). In addition to his accolades, Mr. Horner has also […]

It was back in 1997 in the now-defunct “Record Explosion”, a record store chain in New York City that had a large amount of hard to find music and bootleg material, that I first came across one of the weirdest albums of the 1970’s: Phantom’s Divine Comedy, Part 1. This album may ring a bell for […]

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic albums of all time, the Doors have released a special edition of their final exit, unknowingly their last work together as a band, L.A. Woman.  It is a two-disc edition, featuring the original album with never-before released alternate takes and two newly-discovered jams caught […]

Here we go with their lists again… So Rolling Stone Magazine has compiled a list of what they call the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. The magazine supposedly used guitarists in the music world to vote.  Well what did Rolling Stone come up with might you ask? A bunch of hot steaming garbage if you ask me.

Bad As Me

Posted: 14th November 2011 by Dion in Music Review
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He has been called ‘America’s best kept secret’.  The man, the myth, the legend; Tom Waits. Over the past two weeks, a lot of people have asked me how I like the new Tom Waits album- so I figured being such a fan- I should finally sit down and officially talk about it.

  Like many, you may know Richard Davi as one of the two brothers who along with their Ma, harass a group of kids in The Goonies; he’s the super villain in License to Kill; the mob boss in Raw Deal; or Agent Johnson along with his partner Agent Johnson (no relation), in the original […]

(Dion’s review was posted on The Official Doors Facebook and Myspace pages in January, 2011)   We have Vince Treanor to thank for being able to listen to The Doors’ performance in Vancouver on June 6th, 1970. Treanor was the band’s road  manager from 1967 until the end in 1972, when the band, post Morrison’s  […]