NRBQ

Dummy

Edisun

The New Rhythm and Blues Quartet formed in 1967 and actually was a quintet. Seven years and three personnel changes later, the eclectic rock group found itself in a “classic quartet” mode that remained constant until 1994, when guitarist Al Anderson left for a successful songwriting career in Nashville and was replaced by the bass player’s brother.

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Charlie Robison

Good Times

DualTone

Having seemingly slowed down from his rough and rowdy, party animal ways since marrying Dixie Chick Emily Erwin five years ago and becoming a dad two years ago, Robison creates a mature mix of inward-looking, hard-rockin’, sentimental, heartbreaking, double-entendre country/alt-country music.

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Camper van Beethoven

New Roman Times

Vanguard

Well folks, here it is. They’ve been hinting at it with reunion shows and archival releases for some time now. It took two years, but there really was no hurry, since the original intention was to regroup on stage and not in the studio.

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Tears for Fears

Everybody Loves a Happy Ending

New Door/UMe

Released in 1989, “The Seeds of Love” was the last Tears for Fears album with the original duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Orzabal put out two more TFF discs minus Smith (“Elemental” in ’93 and “Raoul and the Kings of Spain” in ’95), which contained some great tunes but simply weren’t as satisfying.

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Tony Furtado

These Chains

Funzalo Records

Discovering Tony Furtado is like finding out about one of your guitar heroes’ obscure influences — someone you’ve never heard of who’s been around for a while and plays to beat the devil.

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