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ALAN K. CRANDALL
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ALAN K. CRANDALL replied to Stan Schwieger's discussion Bands that I should love. But I don't.
"I can understand Black Flag.  They were a good band, and I respect them a lot, and they were fun to see live.  But there were other bands that appeared in their wake who I liked much better."
Jan 9, 2013
ALAN K. CRANDALL replied to Stan Schwieger's discussion Bands that I should love. But I don't.
"Saw Radiohead once as an opening act c. 1996.  Thought they were terrible.  I'm still mystified at how celebrated they've become."
Jan 9, 2013
ALAN K. CRANDALL replied to Stan Schwieger's discussion Bands that I should love. But I don't.
"I second that. Except I think Pearl Jam was just as bad. And I do find most of these bands pretty pretentious, in their own way"
Jan 9, 2013
ALAN K. CRANDALL replied to Stan Schwieger's discussion Box Sets
"Most box sets kind of frustrate me, as they're never as consistent as I would like.  I am partial to "Otis!", Ray Charles "Birth of Soul," and Rhino's "Loud, Fast and Out Of Control" and…"
Jan 15, 2012
ALAN K. CRANDALL replied to Julie Jurrjens's discussion Holiday music that doesn't blow
"The Kinks - "Father Xmas" Sonics - "Don't Believe in Xmas" and "Santa Claus" Many more"
Dec 8, 2011
ALAN K. CRANDALL replied to Jon Bard's discussion R&R Hall HOF Announces Inductees
"Not a very exciting list.  The only one that sticks in my craw is G`n'R, though.  Bleah! "
Dec 7, 2011
ALAN K. CRANDALL commented on Discount Romance's blog post Ian Hunter – Why Isn’t He Playing Stadiums?
"Had the pleasure of seeing Mssr. Hunter in Santa Clara in 1986.  One of the best shows I ever saw.  Had the crowd going nuts on the rockers, mesmerized by the ballads ("Ships" - 100 times better than the version on the album).…"
Oct 21, 2011
ALAN K. CRANDALL commented on Theodore Knapinsky's blog post The Breakup of REM
"I wrote a long piece about my feelings/thoughts re: their breakup.  Perfect Sound Forever rejected it (too late for deadline), but for anyone who's interested, you can read it here (it's way too long for a Comment…"
Oct 21, 2011
ALAN K. CRANDALL posted a blog post

On the Breakup of REM

In response to Ted's posting about REM: http://rockandrolltribe.com/profiles/blogs/the-breakup-of-remThis is a piece I wrote a month ago, upon hearing about REM's break-up: We used to have a show out here in my neck of the woods called “Videowest.”  A locally-produced “multimedia” program; in other words, it flitted about from subject to subject, interspersed with comedy sketches and music videos.  The comedy sketches…See More
Oct 21, 2011
ALAN K. CRANDALL replied to Mike Fitzpatrick's discussion So Give Us A Record Review of Something Maybe We Haven't Heard, but Really Should...
"The Pontiac Brothers  Big Black River (1985) Doll Hut (1986) Fiesta En La Biblioteca (1986) Johnson (1987) (here's what I wrote about these on RYM) Green On Red with a serious kick in the ass: four bohunks from Orange County, CA who formed…"
Oct 21, 2011
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Oct 19, 2011
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Oct 19, 2011

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My favorite music artists are....
Replacements
Stones
Who
Velvets
Howlin' Wolf
Pontiac Brothers
Dylan
Interests & Hobbies
Playing guitar
Desktop RPGs
Writing
Old comics
Classic horror movies (Frankenstein, Dracula)

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On the Breakup of REM

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 2:45pm 0 Comments

In response to Ted's posting about REM: http://rockandrolltribe.com/profiles/blogs/the-breakup-of-rem

This is a piece I wrote a month ago, upon hearing about REM's break-up:

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