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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:07pm
Happy Anniversary: Robyn Hitchcock, MOSS ELIXIR

20 years ago this week, Robyn Hitchcock returned from something resembling self-imposed retirement and unleashed his debut album for Warner Brothers.

After concluding his contract with A&M Records with the release of his 1993 album, RESPECT, Hitchcock laid low for a bit, ostensibly because of the death of his father, and when he resurfaced a few years later, he was signed to Warner Brothers and sans his longtime backing group, The Egyptians.

https://open.spotify.com/album/2kJAXY44AqejkYWMC0HzIM
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:03pm
Happy Anniversary: Jethro Tull, A

36 years ago today, Jethro Tull released their 13th album, but if things had gone in the manner in which they’d been originally planned, then the material contained therein would’ve instead seen release as Ian Anderson’s solo debut.

https://open.spotify.com/album/4BIBQxnY57RfcKvSwAJ1ua
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:40am
Out Now: The Monkees, 50 / MONKEES FOREVER
For all the press that The Monkees’ GOOD TIMES! album has been getting, the fact that the band has a very successful new LP shouldn’t overshadow the fact that this year marks the 50th anniversary of Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork first joining forces as recording artists and, yes, TV stars, too. To celebrate this fact as well as to help educate the youngsters whose first encounter with The Monkees is the GOOD TIMES! album, we’ve put together two best-of compilations tied to the guys hitting the big 5-0.
https://open.spotify.com/album/05jMK1VY8Ua6yRIFXalP3F
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:28am
Now Available: TWISTED SISTER: BEST OF THE ATLANTIC YEARS

Oh, sure, you know they wanna rock, and they’ve made it quite clear that they’re not gonna take it, but beyond that, just how much do you really know about these characters who call themselves Twisted Sister? Well, for those of you who have an interest in looking beyond the band’s two biggest hits and a desire to begin exploring their back catalog, we’ve got a perfect gateway drug for you: TWISTED SISTER: BEST OF THE ATLANTIC YEARS.

https://open.spotify.com/album/7cIqpfltJo0WBIhaVD6htl
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:44am
Six-Pack: Jeff Tweedy
We’ve had a lot of birthdays within the Rhino catalog lately, and we’ve been having a lot of fun using those occasions to spotlight some of the guest appearances that the birthday boys and/or girls have done at various points during their careers, but having chosen the name “Six-Pack” as the catch-all name for these pieces is starting to feel like alcoholics, because it seems like we’re knocking out a six-pack every day!
https://open.spotify.com/album/4gy64TkuOWP2Uuu1DuDeZK
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:35am
Rhino Factoids
43 years ago today, Bobby Darin took his final bow on the concert stage, and even though he wasn’t aware at the time that he’d never do another show, it’s evident from the reminiscences of those who knew and worked with him that he suspected he was in the home stretch of both his career and his life.
https://open.spotify.com/album/7Hp8KEu2KpCKetEIBBDVk3
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 3:19pm
Dr. Rhino's Picks

The Doctor’s back! This week we’ve got the Pretenders and Echo & the Bunnymen. Omigod!

https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/5VtZlnpzTQZjaCYmxMd50b
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 3:17pm
Happy Anniversary: Better Than Ezra, How Does Your Garden Grow?

18 years ago this week, Better Than Ezra released their third album on Elektra Records, an effort which found the band shifting into different musical territories and seemingly finding themselves creatively reinvigorated in the process.

BTE fans got a preview of How Does Your Garden Grow? when “One More Murder” was included on the soundtrack to the first X-Files feature film, and there was little question that the band was delving into darker territory, but it was easy to write off the darkness as being appropriate for the film. It soon became evident, however, that the band was intentionally staring into the abyss, with their new album offering a subtitle: “A Series of Nocturnes.”

https://open.spotify.com/album/0Fs4xtjkCLv9sKUlcvy59F