Category Archives: Classic Rock

Rediscovering Some Old Friends…and Family Ties

It’s been an exciting week at Classic Rock Household with the arrival of the first new stereo system in more than a decade. What’s really cool about my $299 all-in-one contraption ordered online from Target is that I can finally … Continue reading

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Eric Clapton Goes Comfy on New Record, But Sizzles Onstage

Now that acts like The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, and The Zombies have marked their 50th anniversaries, those who got their start in 1963 are beginning to roll out more sonic celebrations, and classic rock heroes don’t get any … Continue reading

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It’s the Time of the Season: U.S. Preps for Zombie Invasion!

Sure, zombies are really hot now – sorry, bloodsucking vampires. Just take a look at pop culture today and the stiffs are all over TV, movies, comics, video games, and even literature. Can zombie porn be far away? (Though, by … Continue reading

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Bands That Need to Get it Together Before It’s Too Late….

Recently, I was tooling down the road jamming to the Greatest Hits CD by the three headed harmony monsters in America. Though, instead of traveling down “Ventura Highway,” I was on the Sam Houston Tollway – which is not nearly … Continue reading

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35 Years On, Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” Still Talks

Let us now praise the wondrous invention known as the “Deluxe Edition.” For years, of course, labels have tried to repackage, reissue, and get us to rebuy music that we already have in some other, probably soon-to-be obsolete format. (I’m … Continue reading

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Why Can’t They Be Friends? The War for War Rages On…

While prepping for an interview I’m doing with legendary Animals frontman Eric Burdon for The Houston Press, I was inspired to revisit the discography of his onetime collaborators and backing band—who went on to produce a lot of fine music … Continue reading

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Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr Get to “The Point”

Doesn’t this look like the type of guy that YOU would like to party with??? Gifted singer/songwriter. Former bank clerk. Beatles partying pal (who else would have encouraged a drunk John Lennon to wear a Kotex on his forehead?). Substance … Continue reading

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