October 3rd, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, FRAME FETISH (at the movies, on tv, or dvd, or old vhs), IN PRINT (my work in print and online), PORTFOLIO, Sonic Smack (retro music review), VIEWS & REVIEWS

Call them The Wrecking Crew, call them the Clique, but just make sure you call them if you need a posse of top-notch musicians to play on your hit records. Denny Tedesco, the son of the late-great Tommy Tedesco (the most recorded guitarist in history), has made a documentary called The Wrecking Crew, a […]

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disco not disco: Post Punk, Electro & Leftfield Disco Classics 1974-1986

January 20th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, Sonic Smack (retro music review)

Various ArtistsStrutRating: 7/10 

Waay Back when the decade just started, before “electroclash” became the catch-phrase to describe anything danceable, electronic, and a little fucked-up, DJs and artists didn’t exactly know how to categorize some of the more experimental jams coming up from the underground clubs of New York, London, and other metro hubs. Some […]

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SLACKERS OF THE CANYON (an uploaded mix)

December 5th, 2007
Posted by Danno
SOUND SELECTOR (MIXES), Sonic Smack (retro music review), UPDATES and NEWS

 This is a mix I did back in 03, I believe. It’s called Slackers of the Canyon in reference to Joni Mitchell and the whole vibe that was happening both in Topanga Canyon and Lauren Canyon in the 60s. I was keeping in mind how the British Invasion met up with these […]

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