Scooped To The Right – The Monsters Of Lite Rock

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A Tribute Album: Well now isn’t this the height of revisionist hypocrisy! That we, some 30 years on, sit here creamin’ over Ambrosia, Climax Blues Band, Firefall, Andrew Gold, Little River Band, Rupert Holmes and all manner of 70’s and 80’s musical polyester. In their heyday, this crowd of artists felt like sonic grave stones […]

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The Singles Series: “Invisible” – Rough Drum Ideas

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Transparent recording process reveals all. I emailed him, “play the drums like on Matthew Sweet’s ‘Girlfriend’ or ‘Rhiannon’ from ‘Rumours,’ or both simultaneously.” Then, night fell. The next morning John Fields, producer of two Wisely albums (“She” and “Turbosherbet“) sent me his big messy test pass of drums. Suddenly, the arrangement for “Invisible,” co-written with […]

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Wisely’s George Harrison Tribute in Maine Edge Magazine

Remembering George Harrison. by Mike Dow. For this Maine Edge tribute to George Harrison on the 10th anniversary of his passing, I reached out to a variety of people who have been impacted by him in some way. Some are fans, some are musicians and songwriters and some were among his friends and peers. I […]

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