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The Rockometer: The Best Day by Thurston Moore

      Thurston Moore The Best Day Matador Records   I’m not terribly interested in Thurston Moore’s personal life. As a Sonic Youth fan, it sucks that indie rock super couple, Moore and Kim Gordon split. But, I’m not going to get into the blame game, labeling Moore a misogynist pig for ditching Gordon […]

Ultimate Painting

I can’t help but think of The Velvet Underground during the opening seconds of “Ten Street” (below), one of Ultimate Painting’s ten standout tracks from their debut self-titled release. The VU-esque noodly guitar and head-boppi…

The Rockometer: 77 by Nude Beach

      Nude Beach 77 Don Giovanni   While the album title, 77, may suggest the golden era of punk rock, Nude Beach’s behemoth, 18 song, 70+ minute effort actually pays homage to a different Rock ‘N’ Roll tradition — That of the American bar rock band. That old practice of men working for […]

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