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Berry Gordy and Motown

There are very few people in this world who have such a powerful impact on society that they merit legendary status. The founding father of Motown Records, Berry Gordy, is one of those rare individuals. Gordy’s influence on the shape and face of music in the 1960s resonated into virtually …


Rancid Punk Rock let the Dominoes Fall

Punk is a modern-day anomaly in music terms, because it continually does so well for such a truly unmelodic genre of music. Not to negate the message punk bands often aim to bring forth with the songs they write and the performances they give, but if it’s melody and harmony …


Larrivee d 05 Acoustic Guitar Larrive Reviewmahogany Sitka Spruce

The Larrivee D-05 is a mahogany dreadnought, the guitar I am reviewing was built in 2001, please note that the current D-05 models have a couple of minor differences. This particular guitar was my very first decent acoustic I had previously been playing all laminate Fender acoustic. Buying your first …


How to Deal with Snobbish Music Store Clerks

Everybody’s dealt with that high-and-mighty music store clerk. You know the type, the guy with the seashell necklace, mohawk, and Duckie Dale regalia. Have you ever walked up to the desk, trembling with excitement, asked for the Beach Boys’ Greatest Hits, or maybe the new Modest Mouse, only to have …


Album Reviews Vile 25th Anniversary Edition by Cannibal Corpse

Some albums require the black and white sticker exclaiming “PARENTAL ADVISORY.” While there are others that should have a sign more like the roller coasters at an amusement park, “If you have a heart condition, don’t listen to this album.” The death metal band, Cannibal Corpse, falls under the latter. …