Buttkickin’ Halloween Songs: “Helter Skelter” — The Beatles (1968)

I’ve got blisters on my fingers!! Oh, hai guys. Been a while. Any changes in the year since we last met here? Besides The Looming Face of the Apocalypse Staring Us Dead Center In The Eyes Like Some Horrifically Soul-Suckingly Terrifying… Looming Face, I Guess? And here we are at the beginning of October, with…

Album Review: “With The Beatles” (1963) / “Meet The Beatles!” (1964) — The Beatles

Introduction I’m not gonna hype this post as some kind of EPIC SHOWDOWN when comparing two essentially similiar Beatles records, because in almost any configuration, the UK Beatles albums were superior to their US counterparts, and that’s pretty much all there is to it. Except for Rubber Soul, which may be the only exception, and…

Album Review: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” — The Beatles (1967)

As of when this album review was published, it has been just around 50 years since the legendary Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in North America (it was released a week earlier in the UK), and I’m going to avoid the easy “It was 50 years ago today…” H1 headline because that…

Concert Review: The Fab Faux — Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2/21/2015)

Note: All pictures in this review were taken by the lovely and talented Boots from our seats in Row F, and without a single use of flash photography whatsoever. When it comes to buttkickin’ concert photography, my wife is Queen of the Freakin’ Ninjas! Ahh… if there are three things we absolutely love here at…

Album Review: “Hey Jude” — The Beatles (1970)

Yet another trip down The Beatles and their American LP mystery trip… and yes, this one takes a bit of context. So we’re now in the late 1960s. After the release of the seminal 1966 Beatles album¬†Revolver, the band has decided to assert more control over their music, business ventures, touring (i.e. ceasing touring entirely),…

Album Review: “The Beatles” — The Beatles (1968)

The Beatles. aka “The¬†White Album”. My God. Where do I even begin with this record? First off, an admission of sorts: I am a huge sucker when it comes to big, bombastic, self-indulgent classic albums. Whenever the artist or band has decided to take control of their music and explore their creative boundaries, despite the…