Volcano Suns – The Bright Orange Years / All-Night Lotus Party [expanded reissues]

Rock convention clichés dictate that singer-songwriter drummers should be avoided like dark alleys on winter nights or humoured like a tone deaf deluded uncle; with the ilk of Phil Collins and Ringo Starr having respectively set the bar on the revulsion and ridicule scales way back when.  But what about the exceptions to such supposed 'rules'?  … [Read more...]

Flipsides & Otherwise: FAO #7

Although the current flood of ‘expanded’, ‘deluxe’ and ‘collector’s edition’ album reissues can be viewed as a concerted act of desperation by the music industry in the face of falling CD sales, it’s still a positive thing such releases that many are putting right was so wrong with many earlier CD pressings from the ‘80s and ‘90s. With … [Read more...]