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Evan Johns and the H-Bombs

RIP Evan Johns: one of the most fearsome and original guitarists to never hit the big time.

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One Scary Playlist

Songs that go bump in the night, with The Cramps, Hasil Adkins, Laika and the Cosmonauts, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Evan Johns and the H-Bombs, etc.

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RCR’s 5th Annual Holiday Music Extravaganza

Welcome to RCR’s 5th Annual Holiday Song Roundup (if you need time to review, here are links to one, two, three and four). Not sure if I can put a finger on the prevailing mood this season. I’ve [...]

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Great Unsung Guitar Heroes

I must be wired to read these “10/50/100 Greatest _______ of All Time” lists, almost as a form of self-torture. They seem to exist for the sole purpose of pissing me off, because I’ve never come [...]

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One Scary Playlist

I’ve resisted the temptation to use this theme during past Halloweens, but I relented this year for three reasons: a) it’s actually a pretty cool theme; 2) I’m running out of ideas; and iii) what [...]

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MOG, The Cloud and Boxcar Willie, Explained

So maybe I should explain what this MOG stuff on my site is all about. A few months ago, I received an email from someone at MOG inviting me to join their network of music bloggers. And I [...]

Evan Johns and the H-Bombs

A few posts back, I touched on my stint playing in a Columbus, Ohio bar band. And one of the pleasures of that assignment was opening for and rubbing up against some fairly respectable players, [...]