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Face to Face
Face to Face
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their very best at its best!, October 9, 2014
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"Face to Face" was a revelation at the time, and it remains that (even owing that its cover was inspired by The Beatles' "Revolver" cover, by their old Hamburg buddy Klaus Voorman). This remains The Kinks at their peak. The only addition I might make to it would be "Deadend Street".

Better than "Something Else" -- which was a tad over-produced; a bit too "slick" on the surface.

(Is the "stereo" actually stereo? Or is it the typical two-channel unmixed mono of the day?)
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The Kink Kontroversy, Deluxe Edition
The Kink Kontroversy, Deluxe Edition
Offered by MUSICROCKSUSA
Price: $19.52
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! A decent presentation --, October 9, 2014
though I'm not a fan of "extra tracks" beyond official releases. I respect the artist: if he didn't want something released, it shouldn't be released.


Best of the J Geils Band
Best of the J Geils Band
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3.0 out of 5 stars Music is fine -- BUT be forewarned --, October 9, 2014
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The "AutoRip" -- and MP3 -- copy is only 13 of the 18 tracks. The only way to get all 18 tracks is to buy the physical CD.


Elvis Is Back: Legacy Edition
Elvis Is Back: Legacy Edition
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3.0 out of 5 stars Be forewarned --, October 1, 2014
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Though this is a 2-CD set, the free "Autorip" included in the purchase is only of the first of the 2 CDs.

And though mono when released, the included singles are stereo mixes.


Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN
Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN
by Carter Alan
Edition: Paperback
Price: $19.64
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4.0 out of 5 stars Overall excellent, but a few lapses . . ., September 25, 2014
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Perhaps Carter Alan was so young when The Beatles came to the US that the facts were "before his time," or he didn't research the point because his metaphor makes for a good story. He writes:

". . . . History points a big finger at the Beatles' June 1967 release of _Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band_ as the flash point. . . . The Beatles didn't necessarily need the promotion of a hit song, so the band chose not to release any singles from _Sgt. Pepper's_, instead presenting the . . . record as a whole piece . . . . Top 40 [AM radio] DJS who didn't want to be left out of the newest Beatles project blew the dust off their turntable speed levers and moved them (maybe for the first time) from 45 rpm down to 33, and then started playing songs off the album. . . ." "Radio Free Boston," pp. 12-13.

Cursory research finds that as early (or late) as March 23, 1964, numbers 1 through 15 (with two tied at 13) on Top 40 Boston AM radio station "WMEX 1510" were all Beatles songs -- many of which were only available on LP:

WMEX 1510/Boston Massachusetts
March 23, 1964

This
Week Title Artist

1. All My Loving The Beatles
2. Twist And Shout The Beatles
3. Love Me Do The Beatles
4. She Loves You The Beatles
5. Do You Want To Know A Secret The Beatles
6. Roll Over Beethoven The Beatles
7. Don't Bother Me The Beatles
8. P.S. I Love You The Beatles
9. I Want To Hold Your Hand The Beatles
10. I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
11. Till There Was You The Beatles
12. Can't Buy Me Love The Beatles
13. Please Please Me/From Me To You The Beatles
14. It Won't Be Long The Beatles
15. This Boy The Beatles

Moreover, on August 28, 1965, Top 40 Boston AM radio station WBZ listed The Beatles LP "Help!" at #2 on its hit _singles_ chart:

WBZ RADIO 103 HIT PARADE
Week ending August 28, 1965

TW LW ARTIST TITLE

1 1 Barry McGuire Eve Of Destruction
2 2 Beatles "Help" LP

And WBZ was not alone:

WMEX, 15 AND 10 SURVEY, WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 3, 1965

TW LW TITLE ARTIST

1 1 Eve Of Destruction Barry McGuire
2 6 Help (Listed As "Help" Album) The Beatles

The next day, on WBZ's singles chart:

WBZ RADIO 103 HIT PARADE, Week ending September 4, 1965

TW LW ARTIST TITLE

1 4 Sonny & Cher Baby Don't Go
2 1 Barry McGuire Eve Of Destruction
3 3 McCoys Hang On Sloopy
4 2 Beatles Help LP

On September 11 it had dropped to #8, and on the 18th -- with "Yesterday" at #1, and "Act Naturally" at #2 -- the LP was --

WBZ RADIO 103 HIT PARADE, Week ending September 18, 1965:

TW LW ARTIST TITLE

1 1 Beatles Yesterday
1 1 Beatles Act Naturally
2 4 Fortunes You've Got Your Troubles
3 7 Gentrys Keep On Dancing
4 10 Jay & Americans Some Enchanted Evening
5 19 Ramsey Lewis Trio The "In" Crowd
6 2 McCoys Hang On Sloopy
7 3 Sonny & Cher Baby Don't Go
8 6 Lovin' Spoonful Do You Believe In Magic
9 11 Elvis Presley I'm Yours
10 8 Beatles Help LP

More extensive research will probably find that Beatles LPs, beginning with at latest "Beatles '65" -- and certainly "Sgt. Pepper" -- usually reached number #1 on both singles and LP charts of the several major Boston AM Top 40 radio stations. That was how it happened: With every new Beatles LP, requests were for every song on the LP, so their LPs nearly always ended up at #1, simultaneously, on both singles and LP charts.

There is one other glaring error: Alan several times mentions "The Fireside Theater". Those who were and are actually familiar with the comedy group (but which I didn't first hear on WBCN) knew it was "The FireSIGN Theater," with the spelling of "Theater" changed to "Theatre" beginning with their second LP ("How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?").

Last but not least, not explained is how the network of which WBCN was part became "Infinity Braodcasting" (see pp. 182-184).

Those several clarifications/corrections notwithstanding, this is pretty much a must read.


Boston Radio: 1920-2010 (Images of America Series)
Boston Radio: 1920-2010 (Images of America Series)
by Donna L. Halper
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.27
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3.0 out of 5 stars Compare with Carter Alan's excellent "Radio Free Boston" --, September 21, 2014
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Disappointingly brief. Little history; mostly bios and photos. Certainly there was a lot more history during those years than this slim document accounts for. Compare with Carter Alan's excellent "Radio Free Boston," which only covers the years 1968-2009, and one radio station, yet manages 319 pages, an extensive bibliography, and an index.
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10" Tablet Cover Universal Soft Sleeve fits ASUS Transformer Book T100 - GREEN. Bonus Ekatomi Screen Cleaner*
10" Tablet Cover Universal Soft Sleeve fits ASUS Transformer Book T100 - GREEN. Bonus Ekatomi Screen Cleaner*
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fits like a glove . . ., August 9, 2014
In addition to the i-Pearl hard shell protection (green) I added this as enveloping "cushion". Both protections fit well together, and it will accommodate the entire Asus Transformer T100, not only the "tablet" half.

The material is "stretchy," so the external side-pocket will expand to hold at very least the AC-USB charger and USB-usb charging cable. (I can imagine someone asking, "Is that an AC-USB charger, or are you happy to see me?")

And inside are two small clear-plastic "pockets," each large enough to hold an ultra-micro flash card, in its plastic case with micro adapter.

A win-win all around, and includes a total two zippers and three zipper pulls for those who like and are intrigued by odd numbers of things.


iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for 10.1" ASUS Transformer Book T100 series 2-in-1 ultraportable laptop (SSD Version Only, 500 GB Hard Drive Version Not Compatible, please contact for a Free Separate Bottom Case)- Green
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for 10.1" ASUS Transformer Book T100 series 2-in-1 ultraportable laptop (SSD Version Only, 500 GB Hard Drive Version Not Compatible, please contact for a Free Separate Bottom Case)- Green

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent solution --, August 9, 2014
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Perfect solution. Fits perfectly, with all necessary openings for buttons, switches, and inputs.

Selection of colors so attractive that choosing one is difficult.
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia-Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Improved Long-term Care of Patients With Erectile Dysfunction
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia-Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Improved Long-term Care of Patients With Erectile Dysfunction
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5.0 out of 5 stars Avoid the "natural" "remedy" hoaxes --, August 9, 2014
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Though technical, this is legitimate medical information on the topic, which is beginning to receive the focused attention it is due, and of current treatments. Includes video discussions with several of the authors.

It is crucial to know that erectile dysfunction is an early predictor of cardiovascular disease, and therefore presents increased risk of heart diease, heart attack, stroke, and other serious consequences. It is to be taken seriously, not simply self-diagnosed and treated with "natural" "remedies" which, when scrutinized, have not been found to be effective.


The Very Best Of Brenda Lee (2 CD) - NEW FACTORY SEALED
The Very Best Of Brenda Lee (2 CD) - NEW FACTORY SEALED
Offered by Siren Disc
Price: $8.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent selection --, August 9, 2014
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Excellent selection of the unforgettable voice and classics by Brenda Lee.

Sometimes, despite near-total duplication of contents, one simply can't resist picking up another Brenda Lee compilation.


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