Reviews by Grade ‘D-’

Beck, I Just Started Hating Some People Today

Posted on June 3, 2012

Beck, I Just Started Hating Some People Today

Is this song supposed to be funny? Is it a parody of country music? Or does Jack and Beck have to step back every now and then and realize not every creation is worth a pressing. Yes, I understand this is a one-off recording and maybe the two were just having a little fun, but I still don’t get it.

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Grand Funk Railroad, Phoenix

Posted on January 11, 2012

Grand Funk Railroad, Phoenix

The title Phoenix represents the band’s break with former manager, Terry Knight after a long year of litigation. It’s also the first LP that was self-produced. Although there is no mention of it on the cover or on the record, this is the last album where the band was known as Grand Funk Railroad. All future releases they would just be Grand Funk.

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SuperHeavy, SuperHeavy

Posted on September 30, 2011

SuperHeavy, SuperHeavy

SuperHeavy tried to make a record that would incorporate so much, reach so many, but it collapses on itself like Wall Street and the Greek economy.

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The Guess Who, Artificial Paradise

Posted on January 11, 2011

The Guess Who, Artificial Paradise

The album opens up with “Bye Bye Babe.” It was an attempt at boogie-rock, like the sound of Humble Pie, early Foghat and 70s circa Status Quo

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