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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 3:26pm
Dr. Rhino's Picks

Radiohead…Pink Floyd…this is gonna be good!

https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/5VtZlnpzTQZjaCYmxMd50b
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 2:12pm
Happy Birthday: Pete Ham
April is a bit of a rough month when it comes to talking about Pete Ham of Badfinger: he was born 69 years ago today, but it was only three days ago that we were celebrating the 41st anniversary of his death.
https://open.spotify.com/album/16ZIq5VVD2FeJcqd60JvNg
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 2:03pm
Rhino Factoids
37 years ago today, the members of Black Sabbath finally got tired of Ozzy Osbourne’s antics and informed him that his services would no longer be required.
https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/0cM1Pfg3btVgFfwYORQ2wf
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 12:27pm
Yes

Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. This is the latest to get that treatment. You're welcome.

In the Yes discography, Drama stands alone: it’s the only album by the band to feature Trevor Horn as lead vocalist. If you’re a fan of The Buggles, then this is a very good thing indeed. If you’re a fan of Jon Anderson, then it’s understandable that you might be slightly more hesitant to dive into the proceedings. You might be surprised, however, at just how close to Anderson’s voice Horn was able to hew at various points during the album, thanks in no small part to the backing vocals by Steve Howe and Chris Squire. As for the music, having Geoff Downes taking over on keyboards went a long way toward covering the absence of the also-departed Rick Wakeman.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7AC976RDJzL2asmZuz7qil
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 11:42am
Capt

In November of 2014, just in the nick of time, we made the year of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band fans by releasing Sun, Zoom, Spark: 1970 to 1972, a limited edition set which featured the good Captain’s three albums from that period of time, along with a bonus LP featuring 14 previously unissued outtakes from that era.

We weren’t kidding about that whole “limited edition” thing, but if you’ve been grumbling because you still really wanted to pick up the albums, then grumble no more, because all three of those albums are now available independently. Of course, you still have to get a copy of the set to obtain the bonus LP, but you can’t win ‘em all, you know?

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 4:36pm
Gig of the Week
Something a bit different for this week's Gig Of The Week... We're celebrating The Monkees' Live 1967 album which, strictly speaking, features the best bits from the four Monkees shows that year. Live 1967 captures the highlights from Seattle, Portland, and Spokane. Listen now...
https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/1IUGU0vHRHtgyFtYgTtACa
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 1:45pm
Rhino Factoids
22 years ago, the Eagles reunited, resulting in a live album – plus four new studio tracks – which clearly had a title the moment it came into existence.
https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/6CO7jINcmYYc75WxJ8y5qJ
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 1:18pm
A Bit of Andy Bell Before and During Erasure
Andy Bell, best known as the lead singer of Erasure (although he does have a solo career as well), turns 52 years old today. In celebration of his birthday, we’ve pulled together a brief list of some non-Erasure tracks on which you can hear Bell’s beautiful voice, including one which helped set the stage for his collaboration with Vince Clarke.
https://open.spotify.com/album/0R1lrWvkck1uth1YVIviLl