Welcome to Independence Day, the JV Top 40 for July, 2012...
Ten years after the original Spiderman launched in 2002 with Tobey Maguire Columbia Pictures/ Sony Entertainment spends $220 million or so on this third sequel, perhaps to bring a new face to the table in Andrew Garfield. A 37 year old Maguire would have been an interesting look at the wall-crawler all grown up, but the relatively unknown 29 year old Garfield does a fine job as the series progresses into this alternate universe. Considered a “reboot” it is actually a different look at the Spiderman saga – a different ending for Uncle Ben, a different Spider-bite for Peter Parker and The Flying Nun as Aunt May. Perhaps Sony was being a bit cute with the obvious references that were bound to be made to Director Marc Webb’s name – the fellow behind music videos from Santana, Green Day, Blues Traveler, Weezer and others…and, of course, the return of the Flying Nun. Read more here:
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Here's Jenny McCartney's review of SPIDERMAN
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2)The Zombies Live with Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent
4)Movie Review: Magic Mike – An Adult-Themed Summer Film That Entertainshttp://www.tmrzoo.com/2012/35636
In 1964 Director William Asher unleashed Bikini Beach upon the world allowing Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Don Rickles and…little Stevie Wonder to brighten up the summertime. With Boris Karloff as the Art Dealer and the uncredited voice of Elizabeth Montgomery from Bewitched, the camp was fun and spawned a series of sequels. That camp went on to beget good-time silliness like Police Academy, Porky’s and American Pie. Every generation, it seems, had a kinda sorta Bikini Beach.
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5)Paul McCartney DVD
6) MORE ROOM IN A BROKEN HEART, CARLY SIMON BIOGRAPHY
BY STEPHEN DAVIS
7) THE PHIL SPECTOR BOX
8) Janis Joplin PEARL
9) Jimi Hendrix Boxed Set
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Zombies - Odessey & Oracle: The 40th Anniversary Concert (2009)
12) Joe Viglione's Review of SPIDER-MAN 3
Read more: Spidey sensed: 'Spider-Man 3’ snares North Shore audiences - Wicked Local, MA - North of Boston http://www.wickedlocal.com/northofboston/arts/x503381080#ixzz1zirQ1ryw
13) Phil Spector Boxed Set
Phil Spector, “The Philles Album Collection” and “The Essential Phil Spector”
And Then He Kissed Me
14) Jimi Hendrix at Berklee DVD
WLUP DJ Patrick Capone says:
Jimi Plays Berkeley
Jimi Hendrix did two performances at Berkeley Community Theater on May 10th, 1970. This documentary has been remastered from the original 16mm negatives and expanded to include about 15 minutes more of previously unseen footage. New tunes include; Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Machine Gun and Hear My Train a Comin’.
Also out on July 10th is Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child.
Watch for my review on July 10...JV
15)DAVE RAVE (Joe V review to be up this month!)
what the critics are saying...
POP ALERT!!! OVERLOOKED POP MASTERPIECE> (IMPORT CANADA)This is a wonderful power pop cd indeed! Dave delivers pure fab4 and Kinks style pop and also has appearances from Shane Faubert and Gary Pig Gold on this disc. (So Cheepskates fans will love this too!!!!) This is really good. Lots ofclean acoustic guitars mixed with electric guitars and stunning pop vocals! I can't Rave enough about Dave!!!!!!
16 Stacie Rose new song
17) Peter Frampton's Breaking All The Rules
The production on this Easybeats cover is noticeably thinner than the rest of the disc. Bostonian David Finnerty's "I Don't Wanna Let You Go" shows up here, but it doesn't have the snap of his 1975 hit, "Let's Live Together," and sounds as labored as the Joneses, that author's 1980s band on Atlantic. "Lost a Part of You" is a worthy album track sequel to "I'm in You," Frampton's biggest hit, but is more laid-back in performance. There are some clever riffs that help make "You Kill Me" and the title tune interesting.
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18) Richard X Heyman
"Tiers/And Other Stories"
19) John Cate Band
20) The Complaints
21) Kevin Connolly
Take a listen to Kevin Connolly's new recording “North/East” and find out why critics have long championed this American singer/songwriter. With his ninth CD release, Kevin returns to a stripped down sound featuring a wide range of American roots influences and his talented band. Connolly has a way of combining blues, folk, country and Americana influences to create a sound that is distinctly his own. The subject matter on ‘North/East” comes from his back yard and includes songs about old mill towns (“Fall River”), fishing disasters (“Fishing Life”), battle roads (“Battle Roads”), and a car that will take you there (“Chevy Impala”). Ballads go deep in the story of a returning vet in “Mass Ave”, and mysteries prevail in “Let’s Say You Do” and the swampy “Living On The Street”. Sole guest Dennis Brennan contributes blistering harp and backing vocals on the voyeuristic “Window”, while Chris Rival holds it altogether with his natural and warm production style. The ballad “Evel Knievel” was co-written by friend and well know sports author and biographer Leigh Montville, who is finishing on book on the late dare devil.
22)Burton Cummings Live On the Esplanade July 21
23)Mark Farner Live On The Esplanade July
24) Peter Parcek
25)Siggi Schwarz and his LEGENDS
26)Richard Thompson Blu Ray
27) DAVID BYRNE
A LIVE CONCERT FILM
REVIEW ON TMRZOO.com
Ride, Rise, Roar is another perspective on new wave veteran David Byrne and, in that light, it is an important component of his catalog. Watch the performance art of "I Feel My Stuff", the music is slicker than the early Talking Heads when Byrne brought his younger, harder rocking self to the Rat in Boston and ruled. Sure, the guitar cuts through but the subtleties are more pronounced and the dancers pick up the slack from the angst that is left behind in another time. The stage crew sure look like they are having fun, but when Iggy Pop brings the first few rows of the audience up to the stage the pandemonium is more in line with what a rock crowd expects. As the P.R. states: - RIDE, RISE, ROAR is a David Byrne concert film that blends riveting onstage performances with intimate details of the creative collaborations. The film trailer has lilting Velvet Underground guitar tones with Byrne noting "I thought, it would be nice to do something unexpected, that also makes it a little bit more of a show. I thought - how could we do that? In one way it would be through dancers and movement." This David Hillman Curtis film has footage with Brian Eno, the enigmatic exile of Roxy Music and, as a follow-up of sorts to Jonathan Demme's 1984 epic "Stop Making Sense", a documentary from 1983 concerts by the Talking Heads, David Curtis could have pulled a Dan Curtis. What this critic would have liked to have seen was a sort of mocking of Jonathan Demme's 1991 classic "The Silence of the Lambs" with Eno playing the role of Ted Levine's Buffalo Bill and trapping the dancers one by one until only he and Byrne are left. Perhaps I've just written their sequel.
MISCELLANEOUS JOE V reviews
www.tmrzoo.com/2012/33460Mar 29, 2012 – Joe Viglione is the Chief Film Critic at TMRZoo.com. ... Movie Review: Magic Mike – An Adult-Themed Summer Film That Entertains · Kate ...
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- www.tmrzoo.com/2012/32235Feb 11, 2012 – Joe Viglione is the Chief Film Critic at TMRZoo.com. ... Movie Review: Magic Mike – An Adult-Themed Summer Film That Entertains · Kate ...
28)PISTONHEAD Tom Hauck
29) The Doughboys
Review from PowerPop A Holic
30)OUR FLAWS REMAIN
Elizabeth Borg - Vocals/Lyrics/Misinformation
Aaron Dlugasch - Guitar/Bass/Drums/Synth/Negotiations
Interesting music ...Cosmic metal --- reviewing Tracks 7 and 12 stay tuned
31)"Small Corner" Richie Spice
32) Waterslide Lincoln Signal
Waterslide: Everything Changes in a Moment
Lincoln Signal WATERSLIDE
33) The Yardbirds The BBC Sessions
BBC Sessions music CDs Product Description
BBC SESSIONS covers a three-year period from March 20, 1965 to March 16, 1968. BBC Sessions music CDs Also includes previously unreleased interviews with the band members including Jimmy Page.
Digitally remastered by Chris Herles (Polygram Studios, Edison, New Jersey).
Between 1965 and 1968, the Yardbirds went from a group that slavishly imitated Chicago blues to more of a psychedelic pop act, virtually inventing the heavy rock guitar style along the way. These BBC recordings document ...See Full Description
34)Mitch Ryder Rock 'n' Roll Live
Don't confuse the Mitch Ryder 1998 greatest-hits package entitled Rock & Roll, compiled by the KRB label, with this Line Records release. Rock 'n' Roll Live is a portion of the Full Moon Concert VHS/DVD by Mitch Ryder from the Rockpalast series, the historic show that launched Ryder's career in Germany at the end of the 1970s. This EP was followed by an illegitimate full-length LP that started appearing in stores -- a bootleg validating the strength of Ryder's European following, which started as a cult and kept building. Read more here:
35)Paul Rodgers and Friends live at Montreux
36)Mickey Thomas / Starship live at Esplanade
37) Meatloaf Hell In A Handbasket
Review by Danny Boy (Just found this review on the web; haven't written mine yet!)
39)Genya Ravan CHEESECAKE
40) Andy Griffith A Face In The Crowd
R.I.P. Andy Griffith
A clip of Andy Griffith as influence-peddling media personality Lonesome Rhodes:
"Let us not forget that in TV we have the greatest instrument of mass persuasion in the history of the world."
Here's a lengthier clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4ZAiyB9H6M&feature=related
From Bonner Cornerstone Music
41)Bonus Track / The Zombies
Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent of the Zombies: Live at the Bloomsbury Theatre, LondonThe Zombies (Actor
FRED NUGENT AT THE WILBUR THEATER ON TUESDAY JULY 10TH!
The Call of the Wild
Would author Jack London be appalled? A table set with freshly killed game on back of this 1974 release by the trio known as Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes has the guitar being edged out of the picture by a rifle while using London's famous book title as a handle for the music inside. Not as blistering as his Cat Scratch Fever, but more metallic than the psychedelia/blues of the original Amboy Dukes, the riff-jamming opening track of side two is more Jeff Beck gone rock than the quasi-Ozzie persona Nugent gleefully would embrace. The opening and title track plays more like the band Spirit or Jo Jo Gunne, and "Sweet Revenge" maintains its pop sensibilities enough to keep it from going off the scale -- it lifts a Grass Roots melody from "Things I Should Have Said," the album taking liberally from AM and FM radio of the day. Read more here:
Read more here: http://www.allmusic.com/album/marriage-on-the-rocks-rock-bottom-mw0000854855
TOOTH FANG & CLAW
As Ted Nugent's dominant persona took over the sound as well as the band name, Tooth, Fang & Claw brought his Amboy Dukes concept a step closer to the stadiums than its predecessor, Call of the Wild. The bandmembers don't get photos on the back this time, it's just Nugent being a madman up against some Fender and Marshall amps. The songwriting credits on the originals are all his now as well. "Lady Luck" plays as if the "American Woman" riff by the Guess Who got inverted, placed upside down in the middle of the song, and then finds itself coated in Ted Nugent's flashy and glitzy guitar work. The instrumental "Hibernation kinda touches upon the "Journey to the Center of the Mind" riff just for a moment and veers off into points unknown. Where on previous albums, Marriage on the Rocks/Rock Bottom and even Call of the Wild, there was musical experimentation, the axe is front and center on this platter and all the experimentation is now with notes and how fast they can be played -- and in what order. Riff. Thud. Crunch. But beyond Nugent's further emerging hard rock sound, a conscious shift away from the blues of the Polydor albums and psychedelia of the material on Mainstream records, these Discreet/Warner Brothers releases document the forging of a sound and identity that would establish the controversial guitar hero as a true rock icon.
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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST LIVE
After three albums on Mainstream Records and a Top 20 smash with "Journey to the Center of the Mind," Ted Nugent brought his new aggregation to Polydor(the late Lillian Roxon claimed there were 35 personnel changes prior to their first and only hit). This second album on that label (and before they would jump to Warner and eventually Epic), was recorded live at The Eastowne Theater in Detroit, MI, July 31 and August 1, 1970. A prime candidate for re-release with bonus tracks, the full hit is not here; the single disc contains six tracks, including the 21-minute-and-20-second epic "Prodigal Man," written by Nugent and sung by keyboardist Andy Solomon. Solomon handles the majority of the vocals on this album, with drummer K.J. Knight vocalizing on the bluesy "Mr.Jones Hanging Party" and songwriter/guitarist/focal point Nugent doing the chores on "Papa's Will." Solomon provides nice sax on "Mr. Jones' Hanging Party," showing the considerable talent he brought to the table. What's this live disc like? The riff to "Journey to the Center of the Mind" opens the album inside the instrumental collaboration written by the group, "Survival of the Fittest," and it is a big tease. Unlike the bad mutations of the Electric Prunes, H.P. Lovecraft, and the most blatant example, the Velvet Underground's pseudo-record, Squeeze, this is the leader of an original group as he goes through musical changes.
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- THE AMBOY DUKES first album
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The debut album by the Amboy Dukes should be high on collectors' lists. Fusing the psychedelia of the early Blues Magoos with Hendrix riffs and British pop, the band which launched the legend of Ted Nugent has surprises galore in these lost grooves. More experimental than Ambrose Slade's Ballzy -- could you conceive of the Cat Scratch Fever guy performing on Peter Townshend's "It's Not True" and Joe Williams' classic "Baby Please Don't Go"? The latter tune was the flip side of the group Them's single "Gloria," but Ted Nugent and the boys totally twist it to their point-of-view, even tossing a complete Jimi Hendrix nick into the mix. The Amboy Dukes issued this as the single backed with their sitar-laden and heady "Psalms of Aftermath." "Baby Please Don't Go" is extraordinary, but isn't the hit single that "Journey to the Center of the Mind" would be from their follow-up LP titled after that radio-friendly gem. Producer Bob Shad's work with Vic Damone, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan wasn't what prepared him for the psychedelic hard rock of "Colors," a song with some of the experimentation Nugent would take further on the Survival of the Fittest, Live and Marriage on the Rocks/Rock Bottom albums further down the road.
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