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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Heroes and Villains--The Sound of Los Angeles

Music Reviews: ‘Heroes & Villains: The Sound of Los Angeles 1965–68,’ plus the Chantels, Hank Ballard, and Nat King Cole

Eyeing L.A.’s Late 60s Rock Scene Heroes & Villains: The Sound of Los Angeles 1965–68, a new anthology on Britain’s Grapefruit label, mines the exact same territory as Rhino’s 2009 box, Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968. The Grapefruit set packs in 90 tracks on three discs—almost as many as the 101 in […]

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