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SPRINGSTEEN’S CALL TO ARMS

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Instead of rushing out with their review of Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball, Dave Marsh and Danny Alexander decided to let the review simmer until now. The album doesn’t sound like anything else Springsteen has done, and its call stands apart, both musically and lyrically. It calls for us not only ...

WHIPPIN’ INTO SHAPE

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

BigO "special projects editor" Bill Glahn is actively engaged in the Occupy Together movement as a committee member of Occupy Springfield, Missouri. Here, he explains how Bang Tango's new album is fuel for change. Bang Tango always seemed to be one of those bands with impeccably bad timing. With a style ...

DOIN’ THE WORK

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

When workers took to the streets of Madison, Wisconsin in February to protest a “budget repair bill” that would essentially do away with teacher's and other public service unions, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and The Street Dogs (with Mike McColgan, formerly of The Dropkick Murphys) ...

TIMES LIKE THIS

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

In the August 1998 issue of Live! Music Review, Minneapolis musician and L!MR contributor John Eller interviewed Slim Dunlap of the legendary Replacements. BigO editor Stephen Tan chipped in with a review of Putting On The Ritz - the first bootleg to chronicle Dunlap's first tour with the band. It's ...

MADE FOR THESE TIMES

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

From Brian Wilson to R.E.M. to Elvis to Led Zeppelin, Bill Glahn's Live! Music Review scours the earth to uncover more hard-to-find unofficial releases. BRIAN WILSON The Sweet Insanity Sessions” [BR 9202] Reprinted from the October 1993 edition. Beach Boy fans should rejoice at this news. Rumors have persisted over the last several years ...

THE Z FILES: PART 2

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

From 1993 to 2000, the print publication Live! Music Review kept bootleg CD collectors abreast on all the latest offerings. In the age of torrents, many of these recordings are now available as downloads. As a service to music fans, L!MR editor Bill Glahn is making reprints of these reviews ...

THE Z FILES: PART 1

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Every bootleg fan will probably own at least one, if not more, Led Zeppelin boot. Here, Bill Glahn, who edited Live! Music Review, gives the low down on some key Led Zep boots. Throughout its seven-year history, Live! Music Review reviewed hundreds of bootlegs by Led Zeppelin. Zep was one of ...

FUTURE/NOW

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

In October 1995, the Recording Industry Association of America was making great advancements in building a wall between music fans and their beloved live music bootlegs. But was it just a battle won by the industry in a war destined for failure? We all know the answer to that now, ...

THEM BOOTS!

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

July 12 Update: Live! Music Review is now at Facebook. Click here. All comments welcome. He's also on Twitter [LMRonTwit] Bootleg releases might have circulated via vinyl in the early days but by 1999, the technology of the Internet and CD-R burners was already creating a boon for collectors. Record labels ...

DAVIES & DICKENS

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Ray Davies of The Kinks is an English rock 'n' roller while Charles Dickens was a writer from the Victorian era. Yet, according to Bill Glahn, editor of Live! Music Review, a case could probably be made that Ray Davies is the Charles Dickens of rock 'n' roll. Ray Davies and ...