The Friday Fire Track: Dream Machine – “All For A Chance”
Apr28

The Friday Fire Track: Dream Machine – “All For A Chance”

Take me back Matthew Melton! That is what lo-fi master Melton and his new band with his wife Doris, called Dream Machine, is all about. This power pop number, “All For A Chance,” comes complete with a groovy organ and will time warp you to the 70’s for a psychedelic spin. The song moves, spins, dances and if you turn it up – completely jams! Dream Machine’s debut, The Illusion, is out May 19th via Castle Face...

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Damaged Bug: Bunker Funk [Album Review]
Apr27

Damaged Bug: Bunker Funk [Album Review]

Damaged Bug Bunker Funk Castle Face Records [2017] Who: Damaged Bug is the very low profile side project of the super busy John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees and Castle Face Records fame. Sound: Damaged Bug separates itself out from Dwyer’s other work by focusing more on synths and electronic noises. It has a krautrock spirit and is not afraid to experiment. From the credits on Bunker Funk, Dwyer plays all of the instruments, minus several of...

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Ray Davies: Americana [Album Review]
Apr26

Ray Davies: Americana [Album Review]

Ray Davies Americana Sony/Legacy Recrodings [2017] Fire Note Says: Kinks’ rocker Ray Davies joins with alt-country Jayhawks to take a musical journey through the wild west, sorting reality from fantasy in pursuit of the American Dream Album Review: Ray Davies, 73, is still best remembered for a pop song he wrote and recorded with the Kinks in 1964, “You Really Got Me,” which was covered successfully by Van Halen in 1978. Davies...

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Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies: Rake It In – The Greatestest Hits [Album Review]
Apr25

Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies: Rake It In – The Greatestest Hits [Album Review]

Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits Fat Wreck Chords [2017] Who: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, consists of NOFX frontman Fat Mike, Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape, (Foo Fighting) Chris Shiflett, Lagwagon drummer Dave Raun, and Spike Slawson. The band has been covering other artists’ hits for over two decades now. Sound: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is a punk supergroup that inject their spirit, attitude and...

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Chris Shiflett: West Coast Town [Album Review]
Apr24

Chris Shiflett: West Coast Town [Album Review]

Chris Shiflett West Coast Town SideOneDummy Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Foo Fighter’s Chris Shiflett’s high octane approach emphasizes the rock in country rock. Album Review: If you didn’t know that the Foo Fighter’s lead guitarist Chris Shiflett had also played with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, the country rock direction on his latest solo album would come as a big surprise. As a member of punk rock’s favorite spoof cover band...

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The Friday Fire Track: Lords Of Sealand – “Motion”
Apr21

The Friday Fire Track: Lords Of Sealand – “Motion”

While the track title might be a tad convoluted, the songs journey is anything but. Lords of Sealand hail from San Francisco bringing with them the digital concept single “Motion.” While a recording of a full-length album Zs is taking place, “Motion” wasn’t really supposed to evolve into the single that it did. The track gained so much momentum that it had to be released outside of the album. “Motion (I. We Live: Moving As One, II. We...

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