A Starr at Every Turn: Ringo Remastered!

(Originally published on the buhdge website in 2007) Ringo Starr | Photograph, The Very Best of Ringo (Capitol, 2007) Fab sticksman Richard Starkey M.B.E.’s best sides finally get a first-class remastering with Photograph The Very Best of Ringo Starr, a most welcome release that earns Capitol Records a back-off-boogaloo’s-worth of goodwill from fans. For one … Read moreA Starr at Every Turn: Ringo Remastered!

Apples, Apples, Everywhere

(Here is a look at XTC’s wonderful, unfortunately out-of-print, Apple Box. It originally appeared on the buhdge website on November 6, 2005. Note that the two new songs discussed below were also available on a single, promotional CD entitled Apple Bite and as part of the also-no-longer-available Apple Set, which also came with two t-shirts … Read moreApples, Apples, Everywhere

The Warbles: They’re Still Fuzzy

(The following review appeared July 4, 2005 on the buhdge website. It appears here with only a few changes made.) With the release in 2002 of the first few volumes of Fuzzy Warbles discs, another cottage industry–that of illicit Andy Partridge demo collecting–was crushed in its tracks. Suddenly, here were great sounding recordings straight from … Read moreThe Warbles: They’re Still Fuzzy

Reviews from the Pages of buhdge…Chris Brown’s Now that You’re Fed

Here’s another in our continuing series of reviews from the pages of our former cyber home, buhdge. Chris Brown’s Now that You’re Fed was the happiest of surprises when it was released in 2006. A masterful soft pop album with gorgeous melodies and harmony vocal stacks that soared higher than high, its songs became staples … Read moreReviews from the Pages of buhdge…Chris Brown’s Now that You’re Fed

Reviews from the Pages of buhdge…Walter Clevenger and the Dairy Kings’ Full Tilt & Swing

Here’s another in our continuing series of reviews from the pages of buhdge. Hot on the heels of Walter Clevenger’s appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation during the week of February 10, we present a look at Walter Clevenger and the Dairy Kings’ 2005 album, Full Tilt & Swing. Walter Clevenger and the Dairy … Read moreReviews from the Pages of buhdge…Walter Clevenger and the Dairy Kings’ Full Tilt & Swing