Reviews by Grade ‘A-’

Devo, Something For Everybody

Posted on July 25, 2010

“What we do / Is what we do / It’s all the same / There’s nothing new.” Those are some of the lyrics from the track, “What We Do.” There is some truth to those lyrics and it is also an understatement.

Read the rest of this entry »

Bobby Sheen, The Bobby Sheen Anthology

Posted on June 12, 2010

Bobby Sheen is best known as one of the two lead vocalists for Phil Spector’s Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans, the other being Darlene Love. It was Sheen’s lead that carried the funkiest rendition of “Zip-A-Dee Do-Dah” to date. His other shining moment with the Spector crew was on A Christmas Gift To You, singing lead on “The Bells of St. Mary.” The relationship with Spector goes back to when Phil was an A&R man for Liberty Records, cutting the single “How Many Nights (How Many Days),” a Clyde McPhatter influenced gem of early 60’s r&b, which is also included on this collection.

Read the rest of this entry »