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Top Ten Covers of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”

May 23, 2018 by

This month we have a top ten list consisting of covers of one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 500 songs of all time, Dolly Parton’s 1974 #1 country hit “Jolene.” Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, the song has only 200 words but appears to have been covered at least that many times. This song of love […]

Best Bass Lines Bracket

March 25, 2018 by

Like I always say, rock and roll is all about bass and kick drum. While the kick delivers that thump to your chest, the bass outlines the chord structure, defines the groove and often adds melodic counterpoint. But quite beyond music theory, a great bass line totally kicks ass! There are so many great bass […]

Eighties Sax Appeal

February 17, 2018 by

It’s my pleasure as editor-in-chief to introduce readers of 360 Degree Sound to a new voice. Mr. Phil Childers (late of Detroit, now residing in Oakland, California) will regularly be giving you a break from my blah-blah. So, without further ado, I yield the floor to Phil… The saxophone just doesn’t get the love it […]

Detroit Booze Rock

July 20, 2016 by

I’m a child of the 70s from Detroit, so drinking Stroh’s and getting down with good-time rock-and-roll on the FM radio were rights of passage for me and my crew. Guitar, bass and drums is what it was all about – the kick drum thumped us in the solar plexus and the bass guitar rattled our […]

Top 6 Side-2 Lead Tracks (conclusion)

August 16, 2014 by

These three songs round out my top side-2 lead tracks. I’ve also added some bonus coverage… “Street Fighting Man” – Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquet Here are a case where the lead track on side two was also the lead single for the album. (It was the only single released from Beggars.) This is one of […]

Top 6 Side-2 Lead Tracks (Pt 1)

July 24, 2014 by

One of the great things that I love about the vinyl LP is the running order, or sequencing, of songs. Sequencing is one of the underappreciated components of an album; to me it’s as important as selecting the track to be featured as the single. With the vinyl LP you get the added bonus of […]

Top 5 Rock Drummers

June 16, 2014 by

I’ve always said that rock and roll is about kick drum and bass. Rhythm, after all, is the key definer of style. So it’s fitting that the first list I post is comprised of my favorite drummers from my world of rock. 1. Ringo Starr My first obsession was with the Beatles. I started out […]