Paul Simon makes the Newt think of J.J. Cale in Vancouver

photo by Mrs. Newt, who loves Paul Simon Between the two of them, pop legends Paul Simon (72) and Sting (62) have recording careers that span over 90 years. And when you consider how hugely popular the two have been, both as solo artists and with the acts that first brought them fame—Simon & Garfunkel … Continue reading Paul Simon makes the Newt think of J.J. Cale in Vancouver

Mutual appreciation leads to Blues Explosion’s retro-flavoured Heavy Trash

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 27, 2005 By Steve Newton The first time you hear Heavy Trash-the new rockabilly project from the Blues Explosion's Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray from Madder Rose and Speedball Baby-it's easy to imagine how the Cramps might have sounded if they'd laid down tracks at Sun Records in the '50s. … Continue reading Mutual appreciation leads to Blues Explosion’s retro-flavoured Heavy Trash