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Johnny Marr – Playland (Review)

Johnny Marr has been involved in many more projects than I can name since the Smiths broke up in the 80s, and I was curious to hear what kind of material he’s turning out almost 25 years later. His Smiths era playing style is one of the most recognizable in the last 30 years, and […]

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Monday Mixer

Radiohead – Prove Yourself If you haven’t heard this song or Radiohead’s raw and underrated debut Pablo Honey, this might give you some insight into why some critics called them “Nirvana-lite” around this time. There’s only one or two songs on this album that foreshadow what Radiohead would become, but I have always preferred this […]

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Johnny Marr shows genius with debut solo album

Since his days in The Smiths, Johnny Marr has been known on stage for his squeaky clean guitar sound. With his flawless mixture of broken chords high up on the neck, combined with his fluid picking hand, Marr used to make guitarists like Noel Gallagher drool. Gallagher even said that there’s not a guitarist like […]

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Monday Mixer

Today is not only Monday, but also the day before Christmas.  But rather than giving you Christmas music this fine day, I will continue a tradition that began last year on this Boxing Day Monday Mixer.  Think of this mixtape as a part two to that one.  So I hope this Monday, whether you celebrate […]

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Monday Mixer

This list is all about the germ that comes before the album: demos. Demos serve as the artist’s way of hearing how the song they’ve been working on actually sounds. These earlier versions of a song can be radically different when they appear on an album. A lot of times they are recorded at the artist’s house, […]

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Monday Mixer

Basic guitar skills can come in handy. It’s amazing where knowing a few simple chords can take a person. Learning songs is fun as a hobby, a better way to procrastinate than going on reddit, and might even help you pick up some chicks, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Here is a […]

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