Posts From Thomas Kintner

Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Heart Like a Wheel’ Breakthrough

After her first four albums, followers of country-rock knew there was something special about her. On her fifth, they found out what it was.

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Joni Mitchell’s ‘Court and Spark’: A Significant Pivot

Her 1974 best-seller was adorned by a sophisticated sonic sensibility that would define her career from that moment forward.

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When Johnny Cash Did Time ‘At Folsom Prison’

Performing for prison inmates was nothing new for the legendary singer, but his record label was nervous about making an album at one. Good thing they did.

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Warren Zevon’s ‘Excitable Boy’ LP: Werewolves and Lawyers, Oh My

With songs like “Werewolves of London,” “Lawyers, Guns and Money” and the title track, it was not only his greatest work but a singer-songwriter classic.

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Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Album: Crazy Man, Crazy

The 1984 album yielded 5 hit singles and became the fourth-best-selling soundtrack album of all time. It was his first LP to hit #1

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Joey Molland’s Badfinger: 2017 Concert Review

Joey Molland, the lone surviving member of the band’s defining era, spun through their hits and more at a Connecticut gig. We were there!

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Elvis Costello, Blondie Concert: Satisfying Variety

The show would have been a cutting-edge sensation if assembled in 1979, and somehow remains a remarkable enticement 40 years on.

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The Revolution After Prince: Concert Review

They couldn’t replace what was missing, but the show offered an appealing chance to hear that catalog again in a live setting

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