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How to Make Sure I Do Not Review Your Record

Fuck You Brokencyde Note

An excellent way to ensure that I do not review your record is to include a note like the one above in the envelope. The hearts are a nice touch, but yeah, not happening.

Happy Birthday, Patti Smith!

Cover Art for Patti Smiths Outside Society CD

Singer Songwriter and Author Patti Smith was born on this day, December 30th in 1946. Read my review of Patti’s recent Career Anthology CD, Outside Society at This Link. Happy Birthday Patti, and many more!

Bacon Thing of the Day: Madonna Album Cover Parody


Madonna Loves Her Some Bacon!

OK, this is a fairly hilarious parody of the cover for Madonna’s CD, Hard Candy. See the original cover after the Jump!

Thanks to Tres and Geoffrey for the Image!

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Alice Cooper Debuts Tracks From Upcoming Welcome 2 My Nightmare CD

Alice Cooper’s long-awaited sequel to his 1975 classic Welcome to My Nightmare comes out on September 13, 2011, but Alice will preview select tracks in their entirety and offer his personal commentary on his syndicated Nights with Alice Cooper radio show on Friday, August 19th. Coop kicks off the program with the world debut of W2MN’s first single, “I’ll Bite Your Face Off” (written by original Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith) and he’ll pick other favorites from the 14-track album, including “Runaway Train” and “I Gotta Get Outta Here” to tease and talk about during the show. W2MN, recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin (who produced the original multi-platinum Welcome To My Nightmare album in 1975), picks up right where they left off.

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Recommended Listening: Mark Kostabi’s The Spectre of Modernism

My reputation as the Rock Critic at Large is based pretty much on my passion for and impressive knowledge of Classic Rock, Prog Rock excess and first wave British Punk Rock. When it comes to reviewing music, I like to stick to what I know best, but when it comes to knowing what sounds good, anybody who really gets me is hip to the fact that I go crazy for a wild saxophone, and my love of the classical piano is a deep love, indeed. I recently had a CD of Modern Classical music drop into my lap that ingeniously manages to fit comfortably into the realm of melodic jazz, while also appealing to the “maturing” rock fan dwelling in more of us than you would imagine. Surprisingly, the artist’s name on the disc is that of one of my favorite modern painters!

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