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In 2012, Bruce Sprinsteen gave the keynote speech at SXSW, and surprised a lot of his listeners by declaring that although he grew up admiring The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the group that really made him want to form a band was The Animals, a rough-and-tumble quintet from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne who are largely ignored today, although they did pretty well during the British Invasion. A box of their four classic album has been released titled The Mickie Most Years & More.


Check out rock historian Ed Ward’s piece on The Animals

Photo courtesy of ABKCO records View in High-Res

    In 2012, Bruce Sprinsteen gave the keynote speech at SXSW, and surprised a lot of his listeners by declaring that although he grew up admiring The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the group that really made him want to form a band was The Animals, a rough-and-tumble quintet from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne who are largely ignored today, although they did pretty well during the British Invasion. A box of their four classic album has been released titled The Mickie Most Years & More.

    Check out rock historian Ed Ward’s piece on The Animals

    Photo courtesy of ABKCO records

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  1. Chuck Prophet’s new album is a ‘beautiful’ homage to San Francisco View in High-Res

    Chuck Prophet’s new album is a ‘beautiful’ homage to San Francisco

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  1. John Doe is probably still best known as co-founder of the punk-rock band X more than 30 years ago. Rock critic Ken Tucker says Doe’s new solo album Keeper is less conflicted and more contemplative than his earlier works. View in High-Res

    John Doe is probably still best known as co-founder of the punk-rock band X more than 30 years ago. Rock critic Ken Tucker says Doe’s new solo album Keeper is less conflicted and more contemplative than his earlier works.

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  1. Ken Tucker reviews Edwyn Collins' 7th album, Losing Sleep: "Powered by soul-music rhythms and sung in a tough, terse tone, Edwyn Collins sounds impatient, eager to get on with his life. The music is the work of a man on a mission." View in High-Res

    Ken Tucker reviews Edwyn Collins' 7th album, Losing Sleep"Powered by soul-music rhythms and sung in a tough, terse tone, Edwyn Collins sounds impatient, eager to get on with his life. The music is the work of a man on a mission."

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  1. Rock historian Ed Ward on a newly reissued Nick Lowe album: In the end, Nick Lowe proved to be more of an album artist than a singles artist. He’s had a long and fruitful career, and this is the record which established him. [Nick Lowe - Tiny Desk Concert] View in High-Res

    Rock historian Ed Ward on a newly reissued Nick Lowe album: In the end, Nick Lowe proved to be more of an album artist than a singles artist. He’s had a long and fruitful career, and this is the record which established him. [Nick Lowe - Tiny Desk Concert]

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    When A Rock Historian Loves Percy Sledge By Ed Ward

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  1. A recent 13-CD box set called Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record  1961-2008 documents the music that dominated the airwaves during the  Vietnam War. Rock historian Ed Ward says the compilation could have used some “conscientious curation.” View in High-Res

    A recent 13-CD box set called Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008 documents the music that dominated the airwaves during the Vietnam War. Rock historian Ed Ward says the compilation could have used some “conscientious curation.”

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