Ellen Foley

Ellen Foley made three solo albums after gaining fame in the performing company of Meat Loaf. The first was produced by Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson and includes covers of songs by the Rolling Stones and Graham Parker. Hilly Michaels is the album’s drummer. The third was produced by frequent Ringo Starr collaborator Vini Poncia…

Crawdaddys

This San Diego band delivers a 1979 record straight from 1964. Taking their name from the London R&B club where the Stones and Yardbirds began, the Crawdaddys copy those and other appropriate groups of the period (like the Pretty Things). Unfortunately, the group’s sincerity and enthusiasm don’t excuse lame renditions of various R&B and rock’n’roll…

X-Ray Spex

One of the most exciting groups of its time, X-Ray Spex was at once an ideal and atypical punk band. While boasting as much raw aggression as any of its peers, X-Ray Spex used a distinctively different means of delivery — augmenting Jak Airport’s obligatory buzzsaw guitar with Rudi Thompson’s (Lora Logic’s replacement) even-more- abrasive…

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