Richard Buckner’s “barely earned” B.A. helped him drop his “Jewelbomb” gem

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 6, 1999 “Jewelbomb”, the fourth track on Richard Buckner’s Since CD, was one of my favourite tunes last year. It’s a finely crafted gem that beautifully combines Buckner’s resonant voice, exquisite wordplay, and knack for catchy hooks. In other words, it has hit single written all over it. … Continue reading Richard Buckner’s “barely earned” B.A. helped him drop his “Jewelbomb” gem

Heroin overdose leads to the return of the Cadillac Tramps’ tattooed thugs

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 6, 1999 By Steve Newton Five years ago, Orange County’s Cadillac Tramps released It’s Allright, an album chock-full of hyper, street-level punk rock that never quit. The album made my top 10 of ’94, but shortly afterward the group disbanded, vocalist Gabby Gaborno forming the X-Members and guitarist–main … Continue reading Heroin overdose leads to the return of the Cadillac Tramps’ tattooed thugs

The Kentucky Headhunters are a hillbilly version of the Beach Boys

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 2, 1991 By Steve Newton Anybody out there remember the old Davy Crockett TV show, starring Fess Parker as the coonskin-capped Tennessee woodsman who’d go in the bushes with a grizzly bear and a Bowie knife and come out with just the knife? Anybody ever own one of … Continue reading The Kentucky Headhunters are a hillbilly version of the Beach Boys