Critic Joe Viglione reviews movies, books, DVDs, CDs, and has all sorts of opinions on a variety of things. The monthly Top 40 is a sort-of directory...
commentaries and essays expand the thought process on RockJournalistJoeVig.blogspot.com ...so the reviews on the Top 40 aren't final, they are just the starting point to more discussion. You can always contact Joe directly at visual_radio [@] yahoo.com
Watch for a more vibrant Top 40 from Joe Vig...collected writings of the host of Visual Radio! We're bringing the Top 40 into 4 different sections. If you want us to change back to the original 40 with everything scattered about, let me know
CDS, VINYL etc.
1) GENYA RAVAN DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN
LISTEN TO IT ON GENYA'S MY SPACE
Full disclosure after you read the review. Back in 1986 I chose this Lee Michael tune when Jimmy Miller and I were producing the legendary BUDDY GUY. Miller cut the basics with Joe Perry Project drummer Joe Pet slamming away with Buddy's band. I flew Genya in from New York to Warren Rhode Island to sing on that version, and Michael Barackman, A & R man at Capitol/EMI back in the day (1986/1987) thought the choice of song was perfect for Buddy Guy.
Alas, none of the labels offered enough money for the project, Buddy's next album becoming the Grammy winner which prompted New Kids On The Block producer Michael Jonzun to say "Everyone loves Buddy. Joe Vig was right." That and a buck and I get a cup of coffee, but it is nice to be acknowledged by one of my heroes! And equally as nice for Aunty Genya to put this magical song back in circulation with her terrific solo rendition.
2)JUST WAR THEORY (2:41)
The group: HURTSMILE
Opening like a great Rolling Stones or early Alice Cooper Group track to sparkle, dazzle and grab ya with a hook, Hurtsmile's album cover (see above) looks like the lost Beach Boys album SMILE if you look at it quick.
This track is hard-hitting with Gary Cherone snarling like vintage Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols. Mark Cherone on guitars crackles with Dana Spellman's drums as solid as Charlie Watts and Joe Pessia's bass pounding away. This should be played every hour on WAAF. Solid.
The publicist notes that "double-disc Rainbow CD, Live In Germany, from Eagle Rock Entertainment, features Ritchie Blackmore, Dio and drummer Cozy Powell. There are those who say this is the ultimate Rainbow lineup and although they only recorded one album together (Rising), this documents their onstage majesty." Review to follow
4) ALICE COOPER WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE 2
5)DEREK & THE DOMINOES LAYLA
6)Janis Joplin PEARL DELUXE
Full John Till Interview on Visual Radio 54 views as of 9-12-11
John Till appeared on Visual Radio for the 42nd Anniversary of WOODSTOCK on August 18, 2011.
680 views of the 8 minute YouTube clip as of September 12, 2011
8)Paul Rodgers and Friends live at Montreux
9)Canned Heat Live at Montreux
10)RETURN OF THE MANTICORE DISC 1 KING CRIMSON
Disc 1 has an interesting rendition of "FIRE" - the Arthur Brown song that Carl Palmer played on.Track Listing
1. Touch and Go
2. Hang on to a Dream
3. 21st Century Schizoid Man
5. Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade / The Gnome / Promenade / The Sage / The Hut Of Baba Yaga / The Great Gates Of Kiev
6. I Believe in Father Christmas
7. Introductory Fanfare / Peter Gunn
8. Tiger in a Spotlight
12. Lucky Man
3)True Grit DVD
5)FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE
Johnny Cash with Ron Howard
Review by Frank Dello Stritto on Visual radio with Joe Vig
Full movie, but you have to put up with the advertisement on YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ9-M_pSSfY
7) Perry Mason Case of the Heartbroken Bridehttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105125/
8) Captain America
9)Why The Change-up Bombed: Over-The-Top Sex Jokes
10) Contagion Review by Joe Vhttp://www.tmrzoo.com/2011/28688
1)Becoming Ray Bradbury
Part 1 of interview with Jonathan Eller
Part 2 of interview with Eller
2)Letters To Jackie
4) PASSION Erotic Writing
Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor
Bussel appeared on Visual Radio via phone on September 15, 2011
5) PASSION edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
The Joe Vig Top 40 Bonus Tracks
1) Ian Lloyd's Stories / Social Hero live at the Cantab 9-10-11
2) John Till in the Winchester Star, TMR Zoo
Forty-two years ago on Aug. 17, 1969, Janis Joplin performed at Woodstock with her Kozmic Blues band. The guitarist onstage with Janis, John Till, went on to form the Full Tilt Boogie Band with the legendary singer, which resulted in the classic LP, "Pearl."
A year later, Joplin and Till would visit the Boston area – performing at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Aug. 12, 1970.
Till told the Winchester Star:
"I’ve been to Boston a few times, and always had a good time there. The final live concert that Janis ever played was at Harvard Stadium, Aug.12, 1970. Of course none of us in the band ever imagined that it would be the last time, but we had a great time while we were there!
The Stadium was jam packed and noisy that afternoon.
The band’s dressing room was a small house trailer along one side of the of the field right by the seating area.
So close we could shake hands with the people when we opened the trailer door. There were several cases of beer on ice in the trailer that we couldn’t ever have finished so we handed dozens of bottles out the door to the people.
There were a lot of thumbs up each time we did that. It was a hot day."
You can hear John Till interviewed on WinCAM's Visual Radio Live, tonight at 8 p.m, Aug. 18, 2011, talking about Woodstock and other aspects of his career.
Read more: TODAY Guitarist John Till of the Kozmic Blues band on WinCAM radio - Winchester, MA - The Winchester Star http://www.wickedlocal.com/winchester/archive/x1852623148/TODAY-Guitarist-John-Till-of-the-Kozmic-Blues-band-on-WinCAM-radio#ixzz1XsoNv5bb
Winchester Star:TODAY Guitarist John Till of the Kozmic Blues band on WinCAM radio - Winchester, MA - The Winchester Star http://www.wickedlocal.com/winchester/archive/x1852623148/TODAY-Guitarist-John-Till-of-the-Kozmic-Blues-band-on-WinCAM-radio#ixzz1VXXrru7f
3)3) JIMI HENDRIX WINTERLAND Disc 1
Eleven titles were released in 1987 when Ryko Distribution issued Live At Winterland from The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The potent new team of Experience Hendrix with Sony Legacy issuing a quartet of Hendrix music – an expanded edition of the venerable old lp Hendrix in The West, Murray Lerner’s Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live at the Isle of Wight (DVD), a DVD with every Hendrix appearance on the Dick Cavett Show and another four discs, a box set of Jimi Hendrix Live at Winterland.
This review will focus on Winterland, specifically disc 4. With 9 tracks each on discs one and two, eleven on disc three, the fourth is called the “bonus disc” which includes a revealing backstage interview from the Boston Garden (about a month after the Winterland shows) as track seven preceded by six selections: “Foxey Lady” (10/12/68), “Are You Experienced” (10/10/68), “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” 10/10/68, “Red House” (10/10/68), “Star Spangled Banner” (10/11/68) and “Purple Haze” (10/11/68). Now we purists, of course, may have preferred all three double dates (six shows in all, two each night) issued in the order as Jimi performed the titles…that concert experience times six, top to bottom, but just having the proper dates, the superb mastering, the booklet and more will have to suffice for the time being.
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4)N.E. Patriots Rob Gronkowski on Visual Radio June 23, 2011
Posted June 25, 2011, 471 hits as of Sept. 13, 2011
5) Twin Berlin Live at WinCAM and CD
6) HENDRIX IN THE WEST
9) Interview with HURTSMILE's Michael Cherone
10)MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE
presented by Randolph Music
WHEN: September 25!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2011WHERE: Dedham Holiday Inn & Conference Center
WHO: These guests were scheduled for our April 10 event; they are now scheduled for September 25th:
Moulty of The Barbarians
Ed Bowen from WATD Radio!
and more special guests!