Lisa Torem finds that this Jefferson Airplane live album, which was recorded at the Fillmore East in New York in 1969 and features hits and fillers, exemplifies the Summer of Love experience.
Lisa Torem finds that the Third Rail’s 1967 only album ‘ID Music’ is somewhat dated, yet a fine period piece for those with fond memories of an earlier time.
In our 'Re:view' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Lisa Torem examines ‘Vital Idol: Revitalized’, a new masterfully remixed edition of Billy Idol’s 1980’s classic ‘Vital Idol’.
Lisa Torem reflects on the Great Society’s ‘Live at the Matrix 1966’, which released originally in 1989, honours the San Francisco hippie era/American roots music and the passionate vocals of future Jefferson Airplane vocalist Grace Slick.
In our 'Re: View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Lisa Torem finds that the 30th Anniversary Edition of Thomas Lang’s 1987 debut album ‘Scallywag Jaz’ is even swarthier and more meaningful the second time around.
In our 'Re:View' section, Lisa Torem examines lost San Francisco psychedelic band Marvin Gardens just released album, which consists of almost their full catalogue of both studio and live recordings
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Lisa Torem finds 'Mountain’, the remastered version of the 1969 debut by electric guitarist/singer Leslie West’s band, to be an album of contrasts
Alan Parsons Project
Lisa Torem enjoys revisiting The Alan Parsons Project’s fifth studio album, ‘The Turn of The Friendly Hand’, in it’s thirty-fifth anniversary deluxe format, but advises the listener to take his/her time accessing its gratuitous bonus tracks
Lisa Torem examines the 2012 debut album of the Liverpool Legends, the Beatles tribute band managed by George Harrison's sister Louise, which consists of entirely self-written material
In our 'Re: View' section, in which we reflect upon albums from the past, Lisa Torem examines 'Chicago Anthology', a recently reissued live compilation album which was recorded at Big John's, a legendary blues club, in 1966
Lisa Torem reflects upon the Who's 'Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970' double album, which was originally released in 1996 and has just been reissued in a new CD/DVD edition
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Lisa Torem reflects upon Carly Smon's 1985 classic album, 'Spoiled Girl', which has recently been reissued
Lisa Torem reflects upon Detroit-based garage rocker Mitch Ryder's 1983 album, 'Never Kick a Sleeping Dog', which has just been reissued
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back on albums from the past, Lisa Torem reflects on Jethro Tull's 'Aqualung', which has just been re-released in a double CD 40th anniversary edition
Lisa Torem reflects upon English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe's 1979 second solo album, 'Labour of Lust', which has recently been re-released
Lisa Torem writes of 'Songs We Remember', the 2004 comeback album of the Quarrymen, which was the first band of John Lennon.
Lisa Torem examines Yardbirds' drummer Jim McCarty's 2009 album, 'Sitting on the Top of Time', his first solo album in six years
Lisa Torem assesses Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Joe Kennedy's 2007 debut album, 'Van Cortlandt Park'
Joan as Police Woman
In our 'Re:View' column, in which we look back on albums from the past, Lisa Torem examines singer-songwriter Jessie Galante's second solo album, 'Spitfire', which came out last year
In our 'Re: View' column, in which our writers re-examine albums from the past, Lisa Torem looks at a 2005 compilation album, 'Round Midnight', from Jazz pianist and master, Thelonious Monk
Rickie Lee Jones
Lisa Torem examines American singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones' 2009 and latest album, 'Balm in Gilead'
Little Anthony and the Imperials
Lisa Torem assesses American rhythm and blues/soul group Little Anthony and the Imperials' 2008 album, 'You'll Never Know', which was released to coincide with their fiftieth anniversary
Lisa Torem examines 'Actress', the debut album of Chicago-based pop/prog act, Lobster Newberg, which was released at the start of the year
In our Re : View section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, new Pennyblackmusic writer Lisa Torem assesses Tori Amos' first album, 'Little Earthquakes'