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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Cream Of The Crate Review #210: The Animals – The Complete Animals

cream of the crate review #210: the animals – the complete animals
     These reviews are provided to help maintain a connection with various genres of popular music extending from the 1940's through to present time.    This is album review number 210 in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl LP's and Cd's, in my collection. The series is called "Cream of The Crate" and each review represents an album from my collection that...

Cream Of The Crate #20 : Max Merritt & The Meteors – Max Merritt & The Meteors [Vale Max]

cream of the crate #20 : max merritt & the meteors – max merritt & the meteors
 This review was posted on the first Toorak Times web site in September 2019 and updated on 25 September 2020. This is number twenty in the series of albums I'm featuring as part of an on-going retrospective of vinyl albums in my personal collection. The series is called, "Cream of The Crate". These reviews are featuring vinyl albums that I believe...

Cream of The Crate: Album # 198 – John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band

cream of the crate: album # 198 – john lennon: plastic ono band
    This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.  This is album retro-review number 198 in the series of retro-reviews of...

Cream of The Crate: Album Review # 178 – Memphis Slim: I Feel So Good

cream of the crate: album review # 178 – memphis slim: i feel so good
  This review was originally posted on the first Toorak Times web site where publications ceased on that site in March 2017. The old site will be permanently closed in 2020 and these reviews are being re-published in order to preserve them on the current Toorak Times/Tagg site.  This is album retro-review number 178 in the series of retro-reviews of...

Cream Of The Crate Review #211: The Rolling Stones – Aftermath

cream of the crate review #211: the rolling stones – aftermath
    These reviews are provided to help maintain a connection with various genres of popular music extending from the 1940's through to present time.    This is album review number 211 in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl LP's and Cd's, in my collection. The series is called "Cream of The Crate" and each review represents an album from my collection...

Mothers Ruin at Map57

mothers ruin at map57
Mother’s Ruin is Gin  Gin. Specifically, the alcohol beverage of Gin was called mother's ruin because in the mid eighteenth century the effects of gin on the family and economy were disastrous. Considered the poor man's drink due to its affordability, gin drinking had started out as medicine but due to its easy availability, men became impotent while women became sterile causing the London birth rate to decline...

Cream Of The Crate Album Review # 202 : Otis Redding – Dictionary Of Soul

cream of the crate album review # 202 : otis redding – dictionary of soul
      These reviews are provided to help maintain a connection with various genres of popular music extending from the 1940's through to present time.    This is album review number 202 in the series of retro-reviews of both vinyl LP's and Cd's, in my collection. The series is called "Cream of The Crate" and each review represents an album from my collection...

The Way Out

the way out
Close your eyes, really tight, breath the clean air and even just a for a second, imagine a bleak and dystopian place that has snatched from us all that is great about this country. Now, was that difficult, or is it not so much of a far reaching prophecy? For debuting play-write Josephine Collins, this is the backdrop to which...

Djuki Mala are Fabulous

djuki mala are fabulous
What a marvellous show at Map 57, Djuki Mala is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had at any show this year. The dancers from NE Arnhem land, Yolngu people, are also known as the ‘Chooky Dancers’ the comedic energy they bring to their dance when crossing cultural styles, their Zorba the Greek brings the house down. It is...

Hugo Race and True Spirit at The Winnebago 18/7/2016

hugo race and true spirit at the winnebago 18/7/2016
Watching this band for the second time and becoming more aware of their brilliance I have become entranced by the rough elegance of hardened, long term travellers from the Australian punk and rock experience that took the dangerous road to Europe to explore their music over many years and have a performance presence that elevates the sense. This is no band...