I did not realize how many people were visiting the BadCatRecords site to read the album reviews and the biographical material I've gathered on various groups.  To make that a little bit easier, I've started an alphabetical listing of all the artists I've written about over the last ten years.  Some of these write-ups were previously on the Rate Your Music website, but my contributions violated RYM formatting rules so in December 2017 I deleted roughly 2,800 reviews from RYM.  I've started to put some of the reformatted reviews back up on RYM, but it's not a short-term project. In the meantime, you'll find all of the original reviews  here along with links to other sites and embedded photos (which are banned on RYM). 

 Hopefully at least some folks will buy albums they find interesting.  Regardless, enjoy the write-ups and your feedback is always welcome:.  Send comments, criticisms, and questions to:   RDTEN1@aol.com


The Velvet Underground Dukes of the Stratosphear Coldwater Army


J.J. Barnes and Steve Mancha



Above you'll find links to a couple of the more interesting groups I've stumbled across in the last couple of weeks.  And below you'll find a couple of YouTube clips to songs off these albums.  Enjoy.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND  'Friends'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrHSf_hByOU 

DUKES OF THE STRATIOSPHEAR 'My Love Explodes'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30XdxwZb0kc 

COLDWATER ARMY 'Dreams'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffKlNxvYaeU

JJ BARNES 'Baby, Please Come Home'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n82CFE7Fdc


Performer Album Title Company Catalog # Date Rating 
# # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # 
3s a Crowd (Vancouver, Canada) Christopher's Movie Matinee Dunhill DS 50300 1968

*** stars

A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 
A's, The power-pop
A Foot In Clearwater rock
After All (Tallahassee, Florida) After All Athena 6006 1970 **** stars
Ahora Mazda progressive
Airborne Airborne Tiger Lily TL 14045 1976 *** stars
Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah country-rock
Duane and Greg Allman (RIP) rock
Almost Famous  (tax scam act) pop
Ambergris rock
American Breed pop
Angel Pavement (York, UK) Angel Pavement Tenth Planet TP 57TP 57 2003 **** stars
Archies, The bubblegum pop
Asgard progressive
Ashes psych
Atlantics, The garage
Atoll (Metz, France) L'araignée-mal Eurodisc 913 002 1975 **** stars
B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B 
Ballard, Russ Russ Ballard Epic KE-33252 1974 *** stars
Ballard, Russ Barnett Dogs Epic 36186 1979 *** stars
Ballard, Russ Into the Fire Epic JE-36993 1980 *** stars
Ballard, Russ Russ Ballad EMI America ST-17108 1984 *** stars
Ballard, Russ The Fire Still Burns EMI America ST-17162 1985 *** stars
Barnes, J.J. Rare Stamps Volt VOS 6001 1969 **** stars
Baxter, Duke pop
Beagles, The bubblegum pop
Becker,Walter and Donald Fagen rock
Bee Gees, The pop
Betts, Dickey (Dickey Betts Band) Southern rock
Betts, Richard Southern rock
Billay pop
Birtha rock
Bit 'a Sweet (Long Island, New Jersey) Hypnotic 1 ABC ABC-640 1968 **** stars
Blodwyn Pig Ahead Rings Out A&M SP-3180 1969 *** stars
Blodwyn Pig Getting To This A&M SP-4243 1970 *** stars
Blonde On Blonde (Newport, South Wales) Contrasts Janus JLS-3003 1969 *** stars
Blonde On Blonde (Newport, South Wales) Rebirth Ember NR 5049 1970 *** stars
Blonde On Blonde (Newport, South Wales) Reflections On a Life Ember NR 5058 1971 *** stars
Bonniwell, T.S. Close Capitol ST 277 1969 *** stars
Boot Boot Agape AS 2061 1971 *** stars
Boot Turn the Other Cheek Guinness GNS 36002 1977 *** stars
Bronco Country Home Island SMAS 9300 1970 *** stars
Bronco Ace of Sunlight Island SMAS 9309 1971
Buckingham-Nicks (pre-Fleetwood Mac) rock
Burdon, Eric rock
Burdon, Eric (and War) rock
Bushes rock
C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C 
Caboose pop
Cal hard rock
Cale, John progressive
Captain Beefheart (Glendale, California) Strictly Personal Blue Thumb BTS 1 1968 **** stars
Captain Beefheart (Glendale, California) The Spotlight Kid Reprise MS-2050 1972 **** stars
Captain Beefheart (Glendale, California) Clear Spit Reprise MS-2151 1972 **** stars
Captain Beefheart (Glendale, California) Bluejeans and Moonbeams Mercury SRM-1-1018 1974 **** stars
Causey, Buddy  rock
Charlie rock
Claude Jones (Warrenton, Virginia) country-rock Sweet Breeze 777A/B 1970 *** stars
Clockwork (Alliance, Ohio) Clockwork Greene Bottle GBS 1013 1973 *** stars
Cochise country-rock
Coldwater Army (Warner Robbins, Georgia) Peace Agape AS 2600 1970 *** stars
Cotton, Josie rock
Crosby, David If I Could Only Remember My Name Atlantic SD 7203 1971 **** stars
Crosby, David Oh Yes I Can A&M 395232-1 1989 ** stars
Crosby, David Croz Blue Castle BCR1143-8 2014 **** stars
Crosby, David Sky Lights BMG 383033730 2017 **** stars
D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D 
Danko, Rick (The Band) Rick Danko Arista AB 4141 1977 *** stars
Decameron (Cheltenham, UK) Say Hello To the Band Vertigo 6360 097 1973 *** stars
Decameron (Cheltenham, UK) Third Light Transatlantic TRA 304 1975 *** stars
Dickens (France) rock Fanny F050993 1984 *** stars
Dog Soldier blues-rock
Dukes of the Stratosphear 25 O'Clock Virgin WOW 1 1985 ***** stars
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E 
Edgewood progressive
Elite Boys, The (Austria) Nonstop Hits Synchro SPS 1295 1968 ** stars
Ellis (London, UK) Riding On the Crest of a Slump Epic KE 31945 1972 *** stars
Eloy rock
Endle St. Cloud  rock
Entwistle, John (RIP) rock
Eric Quincy Tate Southern rock
Escorts, The (Richmond, Virginia) Bringing Down the House TEO LPS 5000 1965 *** stars
Estus rock
Eyes, The (Cleveland, Ohio) Stroke a Horse's Navel The Eye Records 710206 1977 **** stars
Faces, The rock
Fagen, Donald (Steely Dan) rock
Faltskog, Agnetha Elva Kvinnor i ett his Culpol CPLS 351 1975 *** stars
Faltskog, Agnetha I Stand Alone Atlantic 81820-1 1989 ** stars
Faltskog, Agnetha A Atlantic 81820-1 2013 **** stars
Family (Leicester, UK) Fearless United Artists UAS-5627 1971 **** stars
Family (Leicester, UK) Anyway United Artists UAS-5627 1972 **** stars
Family (Leicester, UK) Bandstand United Artists UAS-5644 1972 **** stars
Fanny rock
Fantasy (Miami, Florida) Fantasy Liberty LST-7643 1971 *** stars
Filet of Soul (Thorp, Wisonsin) Freedom Moniqud ST-4857 1970 **** stars
Filet of Sound (Thorp, Wisonsin) Prime Cuts Filet of Sound FOS 001A/B 1977 ** stars
Fleetwood Mac blues-rock, pop
Former Members of the N.Y. Rock and Roll Ensemble Former Members of the N.Y. Rock and Roll Ensemble Tomorrow TVI 137 1977 **** stars
Free Pop Electronic Concept A New Exciting Experience Ace of Spaces SCL.2036 1970 **** stars
Free Will (Syracuse, New York) Here's Free Will Guinness GNS-36041 1977 *** stars
French, Frith, Kaiser & Thompson Live, Love, Larf & Loaf Rhino RJLP 780831 1987 **** stars
Fresh Air rock
Frida (Anni Frid Lyngstad) pop
Frijid Pink hard rock
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G  
Gleaming Spires, The (Los Angeles) Welcome To a New Ice Age Tabb TSG-2 1985 *** stars
Goliwogs, The (Oakland, California) Pre-Creedence Fantasy F 9474 1975 **** stars
Grabham, Mick Mick the Lad United Artists UAS 29341 1972 *** stars
Greene, Jeanie Mary Called Jeanie Greene Elektra EKS 74013 1971 *** stars
Gypsy (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Gypsy Metromedia M2D 1031 1970 **** stars
Gypsy (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Antithesis RCA Victor LSP 4775 1972 **** stars
Gypsy (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Unlock the Gates RCA Victor  APL1-0093 1973 *** stars
Gurnsey, John (Garrett Park, Maryland) Rocketville Subconcious SRL 1641 1981 *** stars
H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H 
Hairy Chapter (Bonn, Germany) Eyes OPP OPP 5-21 1970 *** stars
Hard Meat (Birmingham, UK) Hard Meat Warner Brothers WS 1852 1969 **** stars
Hard Meat (Birmingham, UK) Through a Window Warner Brothers WS 1879 1970 **** stars
Heads Hands & Feet Tracks Capitol ST 11051 1971 **** stars
Heads Hands & Feet Old Soldiers Never Die ATCO SD 7025 1973 *** stars
Heavy Metal Boys Heavy Metal Boys Donnelly AW 14094 1978 *** stars
Help Help Decca DL-75257 1970 *** stars
Help Second Coming Decca DL-75304 1971 *** stars
Hi-Fis, The Snakes and HiFis Star Club 158 035 STY 1967 **** stars
High Llamas Buzzle Bee Duophonic DS 33-28 2002 *** stars
High Llamas Can Cladders Drag City DC317 2007 **** stars
High Llamas Talahomi Way Drag City DC 469 2011 **** stars
Hollins Ferry (Baltimore, Maryland) Hollins Ferry Port -- 1977 *** stars
Holly and the Italians (Chicago, Illinois) The Right To Be Italian Epic/Virgin AL 37359 1981 **** stars
Hot Dates (Boston, Massachusetts) Hot Dates Boston Skyline BS 1201 1981 **** stars
Hudson Damn Those Kids 1980 *** stars
Hudson Brothers, The  Totally Out of Control Rocket MCA-460 1974 *** stars
Hungry Tiger Hungry Tiger Magna Glide MGS 323112 1977 *** stars
H.Y. Sledge (Valparaiso, Florida) rock SSS Intl SSS 22 1971 *** stars
I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 
Innes, Neil (Danbury, UK) Taking Off Arista SPARTY 14 1977 *** stars
Innes, Neil (Danbury, UK) The Innes Book of Records Polydor 2683 556 1978 *** stars
Intruders, The soul
Isopoda progressive
Ivers, Peter (RIP 1983) rock
J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J 
Jefferson Airplane The Worst of the Jefferson Airplane RCA Victor  LSP-4459 1970 *** stars
Jefferson Airplane Bark Grunt  FTR 1001 1971 *** stars
Jefferson Airplane Long John Silver Grunt  FTR 1002 1972 ** stars
Jones, Brian (RIP) Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka Rolling Stone COC 49000 1971 ** stars
Joyner, Bruce and the Plantations Way Down South Invasion INV 5 1981 *** stars
Junco Partners Junco Partners Barclay  90005 1970 **** stars
Kapt Kopter and His (Fabulous) Wirly Birds psych
Kasandra, John Color Me Human respect TAS 2502 1971 *** stars
Katydids, The The Katydids Reprise 9 26146-1 1990 **** stars
Keef, James (RIP) rock
Keith, Barbara folk-rock
Knopfler, Mark (ex-Dire Straits) rock
Koala rock
L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L  L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L 
Lake Lake (US pressing) Columbia  PC-34763 1977 *** stars
Lake Lake (German pressing) CBS  CBS 81661 1977 *** stars
Lake Lake II Columbia  PC-35289 1978 *** stars
Lake Paradise Island Columbia  JC-35817 1978 ** stars
Lake Ouch! Caribou  JZ-37083 1980 ** stars
Lake Hot Day CBS  CBS 85 030 1981 ** stars
Lake Live - On the Run CBS  88 594 1984 *** stars
Lake No Time For Heroes Polydor  821 834-4 1984 *** stars
Lake Voices Polydor  827 458-1 Y 1985 ** stars
Lake So What Polydor  831 164-1 1985 ** stars
Laxton, Julian Celebration Jo'Burg  TJL-13015  1977 *** stars
Lemonade Lemonade Rocking Horse RHR-5512 1976 *** stars
Lily (Frankfurt, Germany) V.C.U. Bellaphone BLPS-19144 1973 *** stars
Liverbirds, The (Liverpool, England) The Liiverbirds Star Club 158 003 STY 1965 *** stars
Liverbirds, The (Liverpool, England) More of The Liiverbirds Star Club 158 021 STY 1966 *** stars
Lloyd, Ian (Seattle, Washington) Ian Lloyd Polydor PD-1-6066 1976 ** stars
Lloyd, Ian (Seattle, Washington) Goose Bumps Scotti Brothers SB 7104 1978 **** stars
M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M 
Magic Fern Magic Fern Piccadilly  PIC 3386 1980 *** stars
Manassas Manassas Atlantic SD 2 903 1972 **** stars
Manassas Down the Road Atlantic SD 7240 1973 *** stars
Mayfield, Curtis (RIP) Curtis Curtom CRS 8005 1970 **** stars
Mayfield, Curtis (RIP) Roots Curtom CRS 8007 1971 **** stars
Mayfield, Curtis (RIP) Sweet Exorcist Curtom CRS 8601 1973 *** stars
Mayfield, Curtis (RIP) Back To the World Curtom CRS 8015 1972 **** stars
Mayfield, Curtis (RIP) Curtis In Chicago Curtom CRS 8018 1973 *** stars
Mayfield, Curtis (RIP) There's No Place Like America Today Curtom CRU-5001 1975 *** stars
Mayfield, Curtis (RIP) Heartbeat RSO RS-1-3053 1979 *** stars
Mayfield, Curtis (RIP) Something To Believe In Curtom CUR 2005 1980 *** stars
Mayfield, Curtis (RIP) Love Is the Place Boardwalk NB1-33239 1981 ** stars
Mayfield, Curtis (RIP) Live In Europe Curtom CUR 2901 1988 *** stars
Monkees, The Pool It Rhino RNIN 70706 1987 *** stars
Mormos (Urbana, Illinois) The Great Wall of China Columbia S 64430 1970 **** stars
Mormos (Urbana, Illinois) The Magic Spell of Mother's Wrath Columbia S 64979 1972 **** stars
Mud In Your Eye (Long Island, New York Million Mandala MANX-003 1972 *** stars
N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N  
New Monkees, The The New Monkees Warner Brothers 25642-1 1987 *** stars
Next Morning (Brooklyn, New York/Trinidad) The Next Morning Calla SC 2002 1971 **** stars
New York City Blues New York City Blues Baby Grand SE 1063 1977 ** stars
O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O  
Onion, The Made for Plate Tiger Lily TL 14040 1977 **** stars
Oxpetals, The (Roanake, Virginia) The Oxpetals Mercury SR 61289 1971 *** stars
P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P 
Peco Kids Love In An Open Hand Sorretino AW #14004 1977 *** stars
Peel, David and the Apple Band Bring Back the Beatles Orange 210006- 1311 1990 ** stars
Peel, David and the Lower East Side The American Revolution Elektra EKS 74069 1970 ** stars
Pendleton, Mark U.S. Highway MPC MPC-LP-33777 1982 *** stars
Peppermint Rainbow (Baltimore, Maryland) Will You Be Staying After Sunday Decca DL 7512 1968 ** stars
Pexband (Oak Park, Illinois) Two Old, Two Soon Live At Dingwalls Passport FAKE2 1979 *** stars
Phoenix Phoenix - Henrit - Rodford - Verity Columbia PC 34476 1977 ** stars
Pisani, Frank (Chicago, Illinois) Sky Dellwood DLD 56010 1977 *** stars
Pleasure Fair, The (California) The Pleasure Fair Uni 73009 1967 *** stars
Pop, The (Los Angeles, California) Go! Arista AB 4243 1979 *** stars
Pop, The (Los Angeles, California) Hearts and Knives Rhino RNEP 510 1981 *** stars
Pretty Things, The Silk Torpedo Swan Song SS 8411 1974 **** stars
Pretty Things, The Savage Eyes Swan Song SS 8418 1975 **** stars
Privilege (New Jersey) Privilege T-Neck TNS 3003 1969 *** stars
Public Foot the Roman Public Foot the Roman Sovereign ST 11215 1973 *** stars
Quiver country-rock
Rasputin's Stash funk
Raven rock
Redding, Noel (RIP) rock
Redding, Otis (RIP) soul
Renwick, Tim rock
Rhinoceros rock
Room progressive
Roots of Madness experimental/real people
Rotary Connection soul
Roundhouse rock
Royalettes, The soul
Ruffin, David (RIP 1991) Me 'n Rock n Roll Are Here To Stay Motown MG 818S1 1974 *** stars
Rust rock
Rustix rock
Sahm, Doug (RIP 1999) Hell of a Spell Takoma  TAK 7075 1979 *** stars
Savoy Brown blues-rock
Schaffer, Janne jazz-rock
Schwartz, Bernie (Los Angeles) The Wheel CoBurt CO-1001 1970 **** stars
Shoes, The pop
Silencers, The (Scotland) A Letter From St. Paul RCA 6442-1-R 1987 **** stars
Silver Laughter (Davenport, Iowa) Sailing On Fantasies Fanfare 4070 1978 **** stars
Silverhead Silverhead MCA MCA -266 1972 **** stars
Simone, Nina (RIP) blues
Sleepy Hollow pop (tax scam artist)
Smyle pop-psych
Soundsations, The garage
Sparks rock
Split Enz Waita A&M SP 4848 1981 *** stars
Starfire soul
Steely Dan rock
Stevens, Gregg pop
Stewart, Eric rock
Stewart, Rod rock
Stone the Crows blues-rock
Stoughton, David progressive
Sugar Bear bubblegum pop
Sumac, Yma (RIP 2008) Miracles London XPS 608 1972 **** stars
Sunset county-rock (tax scam)
The Supremes and the Four Tops Dynamite Motown M745L 1971 **** stars
Sutherland Brothers and Quiver pop
Swimming Pool Qs pop
T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T 
Tears for Fears Secret World XIII BIS 70022640606 2006

**** stars

Tears for Fears Ready Boy and Girls? TFF TFF111 2014

**** stars

Tempchin, Jack singer/songwriter
Temptations, The soul
Ten CC rock
Terminal Barbershop, The Hair Styles ATCO SD 33-301 1969

* star

Thinman, Carl Carl Sings Guinness GNS 36012 1977

*** stars

Things To Come (Seal Beach, California) I Want To Come Sundazed 5008 1982

**** stars

Tidbits Greetings from Jamaica Family FPS 3714 1973

*** stars

Titus, Libby pop (tax scam LP)
Toms, The pop
Traffic rock
Trainer, Phil rock
Tramline blues-rock
Trapeze progressive
Trimble, Bobb psych
Truk rock
Tucker, Maureen Life In Exile After Abdication 50 Skidillion Watts 1753-80107-1 1989 *** stars
Turtles, The pop
U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U 
Undisputed Truth, The The Undisputed Truth Gordy G955-L 1971 *** stars
Undisputed Truth, The Face To Face with the Truth Gordy G6-959L 1972 *** stars
Undisputed Truth, The Law of the Land Gordy G963L 1973 ** stars
Undisputed Truth, The Higher Than High Gordy G6-972S1 1975 *** stars
Undisputed Truth, The Cosmic Truth Gordy G6-970S1 1972 *** stars
Undisputed Truth, The CMethod To the Madness Whitefield G6-970S1 1977 *** stars
Unifics, The (Washington D.C.) Sittin' In At the Court of Love Kapp KS 3582 1968 *** stars
Unifics, The (Washington D.C.) Sittin' In At the Court of Love Kapp KS 3582 1968 *** stars
Velvet Underground  (New York, New York) White Light/White Heat Verve 23MM 0190 1968 **** stars
Velvet Underground  (New York, New York) Live At Max's Kansas City Cotillion SD 9500 1970 **** stars
Velvet Underground  (New York, New York) Loaded Cotillion SD 9034 1972 **** stars
Velvet Underground  (New York, New York) Squeeze Polydor 2382 18- SUPER 1972 *** stars
Velvet Underground  (New York, New York) 1969 Velvet Underground Live Mercury SRM-2-7504 1974 **** stars
Velvet Underground  (New York, New York) VU Verve 422-823721-1 1985 **** stars
Watchpocket (Memphis, Tennessee) Watchpocket TMI TMI 1001 1970 **** stars
We All Together (Lima, Peru) We All Together MaG LPN 2422 1972 **** stars
We All Together (Lima, Peru) Volumen II MaG LP-2454 1974 **** stars
White Chocolate (Fairfield, Connecticut) White Chocolate RCA Victor APL1-0349 1973 *** stars
Windbreakers, The (Jackson, Mississippi) At Home with Bobby and Tim DB Records DB 95 1989 **** stars
Winwood, Steve (Birmingham, England) Steve Winwood Island ILPS 949 1977 **** stars
Winwood, Steve (Birmingham, England) Nine Lives Columbia 886972225012 2008 ** stars
Withers, Bill (Stab Fork, West Virginia) Bill Withers Live At Carnegie Hall Sussex SXVS-7025-2 1973 **** stars
Withers, Bill (Stab Fork, West Virginia) Making Music Columbia JC 33704 1975 **** stars
Withers, Bill (Stab Fork, West Virginia) Menagerie Columbia JC 34903 1977 **** stars
Womb (Sacramento, California) Womb Dot DLP-25933 1969 *** stars
Womega (Belgium) A Quick Step Skruup 162210751 1975 *** stars
Year One (Miami Florida) Year One Year One Records YO 52347 / YO 52348 1971 *** stars
Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z 
Zig Zag People (Long Island, New Jersey) Take Bubble Gum Music Underground Decca DL 75110 1970 *** stars
Zuider Zee (Memphis, Tennessee) Zuider Zee Columbia PC-33816 1976 **** stars
Zwerling, Andy and Leslie Somewhere Near Pop Heaven 2001 **** stars
Zwerling, Andy and Leslie Opportunity Rocks (and Roll) 1981 **** stars
Zwerling, Andy Hold Up the Sky 2001 **** stars
Zwerling, Andy Spiders In the Night Kama Sutra KSBS 2036 1971 **** stars