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I love The Dirtbombs! Mick Collins leads one of the very best American bands ever, with superb playing from musicians like Zac Weedon (The Readies) and Ko Melina, with punk-soul super producer Jim Diamond once upon a time handling bass, and the rare use of two drummers at a time. Their Ultraglide In Black full-length was […]

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Best of 2008: Best of Lists from Eli Anderson of the Crocodile

When I asked the very intelligent and capable talent buyer Eli Anderson of the soon-to-be-reopened Crocodile Cafe, I was expecting a list of ten records he liked. Instead, he had sent me several well-written lists and deserves countless bonus points because he even showed his work. Now, I need to find a copy of The […]

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You don't need the bullet when you got the ballot

Ok, who really, in their heart of hearts believed that McCain actually loves the song "Dancing Queen," by Abba? Hands? I thought not. I actually do, however, believe that President-Elect Obama (I will never get tired of saying that) has a little bit of hot buttered soul under all those nice suits and probably has […]

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