Apr 032015

Yo, Clifton, stop talking over The Impressions! Why don’t you share your thoughts in this All-Star Jam instead?


  16 Responses to “All-Star Jam”

  1. Hey Richie Furay has a new album out with an old photo of him and a lady on the cover. Here’s a track called Don’t Tread on Me.


    I wondered what was up with this? Then I read his Wiki page and — ahhh I get it. Who knew there was such intrigue in the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band! I assume, retro photo on the cover notwithstanding, this is a recent recording. If so, he’s still got the voice.

  2. Mrs. funoka expressed her disapproval of this song this AM. “Let’s string a bunch of patriotic slogans together and call it a song.” It is a formula that works in some parts of Nashville.

  3. Can we get a picture of Wilt in a Sixers uniform instead of a Lakers uniform for the header?

    And isn’t the Wilt postage stamp great?!?!

    I’ll take the 1966-67 Sixers over any team – 1980s Celtics or Lakers, Jorden era Bulls, any team.

  4. diskojoe

    Wasn’t that the only time the Bill Russell Celtics didn’t win the championship? Wilt may have the states, but Bill’s still got the rings

  5. diskojoe

    Sorry, that should be “stats”

    Boston homeboy pride aside

  6. diskojoe

    I was going to comment about re-reading Bob Stanley’s book, which I liked, but for some reason reminded me of the Rolling Stone Illustrated History of R&R. Also, the cover of that Ritchie Furey album looks great

  7. hrrundivbakshi

    Speaking of Wilt Chamberlain, I discovered a few years ago that he was a record producer/A&R wannabe guy when I found an old single on his vanity label (called “Stilt”) in a pile of flea market junk. Don’t remember the band, but it wasn’t very good. A chicano rock outfit. I’ll see if I can find it. It had a cool label!

  8. cherguevara

    I made it through a minute of that… was enough.

  9. Retro new music update:

    I have not listened to it 50 times yet, but give the new Brian Wilson album a spin or stream. Screw you Mike Love.

    Also give Dwight Yoakam a ride on NPR’s first listen this week.

  10. Chances are I’ll pump this up in detail in the coming week, but Philly-area Townspeople should mark their calendars for an uncommonly early (7:00 pm) show at Kung Fu Necktie on Saturday, April 18, featuring Nixon’s Head and supergroup The Bumsteads (including our very own cdm), a 1-time-only band formed to cover criminally underrated power pop/new wave songs from the late-’70s. Here’s the band’s teaser video:


    The Head promises to debut 2 new songs for future supergroups to cover.

  11. Yes! This is going to be a really fun show.

  12. cherguevara

    Can somebody explain Todd Rundgren to me?

    I am a fan of some of his songs, but even the highly praised Something/Anything I’ve found to be uneven. Wizard/True Star is frustrating – sounds really weird but has some amazing moments. I’ve sometimes sensed maybe a mis-match between his musical concepts and his presentation of himself, that he’s basically an earthy guy whose visual image often is disconnted from his musical concepts, or he’s trying to force something. He is clearly extremely talented, his sense of melody and harmony can be amazing. But somehow, all together it has never really clicked for me beyond a song-by-song basis.

  13. Your fine, fine question has gone Main Stage: https://www.rocktownhall.com/blogs/please-explain-todd-rundgren/

    I recommend Townspeople do their ‘splainin’ at the dedicated post. Thanks.

  14. misterioso

    Can’t believe that dude is talking over one of my favorite songs. What gives?

  15. Here’s a good piece on the bass players in the bass-less band with the best bass parts:

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