George Pelletier

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  • 17 years ago

    In the spectrum of British female pop phenoms, Shirley Bassey has legs. She has endured the icy rigors of record industry bandwagoning, color barriers, fleeting trends, and fickle fans. Like fellow Brit Dusty Springfield, who rode the hit parade w...

  • 17 years ago

    John Hiatt The Best Of John Hiatt (Capitol Records) Few singer-songwriters exude the piss and vinegar of John Hiatt -- not to mention a dastardly wit and hearty guffaw. Since the Seventies, while under contract to numerous record labels, this Musi...

  • 17 years ago

    Marshall Crenshaw The 9 Volt Years: Battery Powered Home Demos & Curios 1970-198?) (Razor & Tie) Marshall Crenshaw is one of rock and roll's unsung heroes; he first beautified the airwaves in 1982 with his modest hit "Someday Someway." Amid the po...

  • 18 years ago

    Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk (Columbia) Late singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley was a rarity in this cynical age, an artist who wasn't too cool to be himself. He had a yearning, confessional style and an uncommon amount of humilit...

  • 18 years ago

    Jessicka, the tousled, strident lead singer and lyricist of the metal-goth band Jack Off Jill, is relaying something to me that John Lennon once said about music being therapy for the masses. This is one way that she justifies her "tidings of bale...

  • 19 years ago

    "I was absolutely ahead of everything everybody did," Steve Alaimo says matter-of-factly. It's not uncommon to hear such boasts from a music industry bigwig. It's rather characteristic, actually. But in Alaimo's case it's hard to argue: As a recor...


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