CD: Chris Busone’s “The 9”

October 1st, 2010, 3:30 pm by Greg

Chris Busone: The 9(Vincent Records, 2010):

Chris Busone has been a longtime player on the Nippertown music scene – remember the Chaser Band? – but he hasn’t captured much of his music in the studio.

Listening to this album, you’ve got to wonder why? Busone has definitely got the songs, and he showcases seven strong original tunes here. He’s got a soulful rock voice that’s supple enough to slide off in a number of different stylistic directions. And he’s a fine guitarist as well.

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Five Firsts: Joe Zimmerman of Intelligent Television

July 13th, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg

NAME: Joe Zimmerman
BAND AFFILIATION: Intelligent Television
INSTRUMENT: Vocals, Guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Weezer’s “Blue album.” This was the first CD I bought with my own money. Before this I had to rely on hand-me-down vinyl and cassette tapes. I inherited an excellent collection of classic rock vinyl that kept me busy for a long time. The first cassette my parents bought me? Vanilla Ice’s “To The Extreme.” Unlike Ice, the “Blue” album is still in heavy rotation.

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