Dexys Midnight Runners - Too-Rye-Ay

Music Reviews: Dexys Midnight Runners, plus Jethro Tull and an Eric Andersen Tribute

Dexys’ Do-over Kevin Rowland’s overlooked 1999 album, My Beauty, got a deserved second chance with its 2020 rerelease. Now Too-Rye-Ay, the sophomore LP from Rowland’s band, Dexys Midnight Runners, is getting another shot in the spotlight as well, thanks to a recently issued three-CD 40th-anniversary edition. Unlike My Beauty, Too-Rye-Ay didn’t go unnoticed when it […]

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Bob Dylan's Philosophy of Modern Song

Book and Music Reviews: Bob Dylan’s ‘The Philosophy of Modern Song,’ plus Tommy James and World Party

Bob Dylan’s The Philosophy of Modern Song, plus Tommy James and World Party Bob Dylan released the terrific Chronicles, Volume One, in 2004. Eighteen years later, we’ve yet to see part two of this memoir, but as you might have heard, he has just published something else instead: The Philosophy of Modern Song. It’s as […]

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Please Yourself

PLEASE YOURSELF “But it’s all right now I learned my lesson well You see, you can’t please everyone So you got to please yourself” Garden Party by Rick Nelson “Garden Party” is a 1972 country rock song written by Rick Nelson and recorded by him and the Stone Canyon Band on the album Garden Party. […]

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