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A couple months back at Joe’s Pub, Canadian bluegrassers the Duhks joked from the stage that they had “married” Canadian agit-folkers the Mammals, and would from here on be known as the Platypi. What a coincidence: There’s also a platypus on the cover of the Little River Band’s new best-of CD, which otherwise suggests said underappreciated Aussies were at least as proto-Men at Work as post-Eagles. As for Bob Seger, who may not even know the difference between a monotreme and a marsupial, the reissue of his 1972 mostly-cover-tunes set shares only one song with his three great ones on that new Cameo Parkway box. But as for Seger: The Punk Rock Years, which just might earn the Best Album in the History of the Universe Award if it ever materializes, we are still waiting.


BADFINGER
Day After Day

(Rykodisc ’70s live powerpop boogie
reissue)

Stream “Sometimes”
(Windows Media)

Stream “I
Don’t Mind” (Windows Media)

Stream “Blind
Owl” (Windows Media)


CHEESEBURGER
Gang’s All Here
(Kemado Nilsson-cover-parodying
hard rock EP)

Download “Easy
Street” (MP3)

Download “Saturday
Nite” (MP3)


DEATH OF FASHION
“It’s All Ours”/”These Days”
(Canarsie seven-inch Plastic
Bertrand-biting neo-new-wave indie-rock single)

Download “These
Days” (MP3)

Download “Oboe
and Me” (MP3)

Download “It’s
All Ours” (MP3)


GRUPO EXTERMINADOR
El Hijo De México
(Fonovisa Mexican
border-polka album)

Stream “Ven
(Windows Media)


HOWLING DIABLOS
Car Wash
(Alive badass boogie album)

Download “Car Wash”
(MP3)

Download “Dope Man”
(MP3)

Download “Prison
Train” (MP3)


KILL THE THRILL
Tellurique
(Season of Mist French
semi-industrial nuke-metal album)

Download “Us
and Them” (MP3)

Download “Diaphragme”
(MP3)


KOMA
Sinónimo De Ofender
(Locomotive Spanish power-metal en
Español album)

Download “Aqui
Huele Como Que Han Fumao” (MP3)


THE LITTLE RIVER BAND
The Definitive Collection
(EMI ’70s-’80s Aussie
afternoon-rock album)

Stream “It’s
a Long Way There” (Windows Media)

Stream “Curiousity
Killed the Cat” (Windows Media)

Stream “Emma”
(Windows Media)


THE 101ERS
Elgin Avenue Breakdown (Revisited)
(Astralwerks ’70s proto-punk
pub-rock reissue)

Sample “Letsgetabitarockin”
(Windows Media)

Sample “Silent
Telephone” (Windows Media)

Sample “Keys
to Your Heart”


BOB SEGER
Smokin’ O.P.’s
(EMI ’70s hard rock
reissue)

Stream “Bo
Diddley” (Windows Media)

Stream “Love
the One You’re With” (Windows Media)

Stream “If
I Were a Carpenter” (Windows Media)


RICK SPRINGFIELD
Written in Rock: Anthology
(RCA/Legacy ’70s-’00s two-disc
powerpop reissue)

Stream “Eleanor
Rigby” (Windows Media)

Stream “Speak
to the Sky” (Windows Media)

Stream “Jessie’s
Girl” (Windows Media)


SUPAGROUP
Rules!
(Foodchain
Australian-sounding hard rock album)

Stream “Ready
to Go” (Real Audio)

Stream “Hot
Times” (Real Audio)

Stream “Bastard”
(Real Audio)

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