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BJ Thomas

Song Of The Day: BJ Thomas, “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song”

June 1, 2021 • Farewell

We remember the late pop and country crooner BJ Thomas, who passed away Saturday at the age of 78 after a battle with lung cancer.

Album Reviews »

J Mascis: Fed Up And Feeling Strange: Live And In Person 1993-1998 (Cherry Red)

J Mascis

Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis occasionally stepped away from the full band experience for a handful of solo acoustic performances. Fed Up And Feeling Strange captures those moments, offering not only his first-ever solo acoustic performance, but also his 1995 solo album Martin & Me, and a loose but fun show from 1998, shortly before dissolving his band.

A Conversation With... »

LABEL PROFILE: A Conversation With Last Night From Glasgow’s Ian Smith

Last Night From Glasgow

Scottish label Last Night From Glasgow hit upon an amazing business model, one built on subscriptions and a non-profit ethos. Surprisingly, this model has proven quite successful. We sat down with founder Ian Smith to learn more about his label and how it operates.

Sunday Longform »

Sunday Longform: We Built A Road In Gold

Built A Road In Gold

I spend some time recalling the lessons of music appreciation taught to me by the greatest teacher I’ve ever known–my father–and Blondie.

The Recoup will return from hiatus on Monday, March 29th. Thank you for your patience during this time.

DVD Reviews »

All I Can Say (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

All I Can Say

When Blind Melon frontman Shannon Hoon died unexpectedly in 1995, he left behind thousands of hours of video recordings. All I Can Say gives us a haunting, raw, and occasionally moving glimpse into the life and rollercoaster success of a young man doomed to self-destruct.

Book Reviews »

Gallons Per Minute (Pig Roast)

Gallons Per Minute

Former Arab On Radar founder Jeff Schneider follows up his fantastic band biography with Gallons Per Minute, a collection of short stories that delight and disturb, serving as both a fine introduction to a new talented and a quick fix for those already addicted to his work.

Book Excerpt »

The Ballad Of Tommy LiPuma: The End Of The Road

(0) Tommy LiPuma

Music industry mogul Tommy LiPuma lived a rags-to-riches life, going from humble beginnings to the top of the music business. In this exclusive excerpt, we see Tommy at what would become his final farewell.