Reviews from the Pages of buhdge: The Association’s Waterbeds in Trinidad (1972)

(Originally published on the buhdge website in 2006) Unfairly categorized as a singles band, the Association did not, as some would have you believe, make bad albums. They also did not become a less-interesting aggregation in the band’s later recording years, as this lone Columbia album proves. Released a year after the group’s final Warner Brothers release, … Read moreReviews from the Pages of buhdge: The Association’s Waterbeds in Trinidad (1972)

Reviews from the Pages of buhdge: Postcards from the Boys by Ringo Starr

(Ringo Starr’s wonderful book, Postcards from the Boys, published in 2004 by Chronicle Books, is no longer in print. It is available, however, from various marketplace sellers on Amazon.) Ringo Starr | Postcards from the Boys | Chronicle Books (2004) It’s hard, these days, to get excited about a new Beatles book. I mean, really…what … Read moreReviews from the Pages of buhdge: Postcards from the Boys by Ringo Starr

Reviews from the Pages of buhdge: Lewis Lapham’s book about Rishikesh, With the Beatles

(The following review of Lewis Lapham’s wonderful book on the Beatles’ journey to Rishikesh to study and meet with the Maharishi first appeared on the old buhdge website. It appears here on the Pure Pop Radio website with but a few tiny changes, and the notation that the book is no longer in print. It … Read moreReviews from the Pages of buhdge: Lewis Lapham’s book about Rishikesh, With the Beatles

Reviews from the Pages of buhdge: Andrew Gold’s Asylum Albums

Here’s another review from days gone by–February 7, 2005, to be exact, from the pages of buhdge. This is basically as first published. I resisted the temptation to excise a line or two, because I prefer to look at Andrew Gold’s music as an eternally living, breathing thing… Andrew Gold | Andrew Gold | Collector’s … Read moreReviews from the Pages of buhdge: Andrew Gold’s Asylum Albums

Reviews from the Pages of buhdge: Pugwash’s Eleven Modern Antiquities

Back in the mid 2000’s, we started a popular website called buhdge. buhdge, with an accent on the “h,” was designed to support the weekly Pure Pop Radio Show on WEBR in Fairfax, Virginia, and for many years, it did. For various reasons, however, it lay dormant for periods of time–some short, some regrettably long, … Read moreReviews from the Pages of buhdge: Pugwash’s Eleven Modern Antiquities