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[Music] Spooky Tooth & Pierre Henry – Offering

I am well aware that some of my friends and colleagues hate this song, considering it near the bottom of Pierre Henry’s musical canon. So be it. The reason I’m featuring this tune, however, is for two reasons. First, it was my introduction to Henry’s work. I wasn’t much of a hard-rock guy, and Spooky …

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[Music] The Allman Brothers Band – Whipping Post (Live at Fillmore East 9/23/70)

Gregg Allman, singer of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, passed away due to complications from liver cancer. Too much rock and roll can, indeed, kill you, but he leaves an exceptional body of work behind, especially this smoking track from a Fillmore East performance in 1970. Thanks to Orlando Greenhill, who shared this originally.

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[Music] “Tax Scam Records”: Artist Discovers Albums Of His Songs Were Released By Shadowy Companies in 1977

Many thanks to my friend, Al Clark, for originally posting this article from Dangerous Minds. Here’s a taster of what to expect from the article: “Tax Scam Records” is a phrase that was coined by collectors to identify albums that are believed to have been manufactured for the sole purpose of—get this—losing money. From around …

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[Music] John Cale Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Velvet Underground & Nico

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It’s amazing to think that this album, which sold pitifully when it was first released, influenced almost everyone who bought it to form a band, so the legend goes. I’m very happy to hear John Cale himself had a hand in preparing this seminal release by The Velvet Underground & Nico. I simply hope the …

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