General Awesomeness

Grateful Dead to Release May ’77 Box!

Posted by on May 5, 2013 at 9:59 am

The Grateful Dead’s Spring Tour of 1977 is deservedly legendary, and one of our absolute favorites here at Music Mook. We’ve previously reviewed one of the Dead’s greatest releases, Dick’s Picks Vol. 29, which featured two complete shows from May 19 and May 21 (read here). We also took a look at the simply wonderful […]

Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year…

Posted by on December 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Thanks, thanks James Brown. You made Christmas very special for me in my past years, now let’s make this Christmas nice for everybody. Also Awesome:It’s the Most Blunderful Time of the Year!James Brown – Funky Christmas (20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection)James Brown – The Complete James Brown ChristmasA Few Of Our Favorite Christmas Albums

Happy Halloween…

Posted by on October 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Music Mook Review lives. It lives… Also Awesome:Grateful Dead to Release May ’77 Box!2012 – The Return of Frank ZappaToo Much Grateful Dead?Music News – Grateful Dead release all Europe ’72 shows individually!Massive Music News – Grateful Dead Europe ’72 Complete Recordings

2012 – The Return of Frank Zappa

Posted by on September 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

As 2012 nears its end, the ZFT go and reissue Frank’s entire catalog, some going back to the original analog masters. Wowie zowie indeed! I was driving around a few weeks ago and a somewhat foreshortened pick-up truck pulled up next to me, blaring – in an instance of awesomeness hitherto unknown to me from […]

Too Much Grateful Dead?

Posted by on May 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

“…that one band could touch so many people, on so many levels, and somehow still manage to keep us all interested after so many years.” After amassing countless hours of officially released live Dead shows I had to stop and ask myself if I have, just perhaps, too much? And if so, why did I […]

Been a Long Time Since we Blog and Rolled

Posted by on March 17, 2012 at 7:00 am

Jeez, there’s still a Christmas post sitting on the front page? Sorry about that everyone. We are still here and, trust me, we have a ton of review to write. Individual shows from the Grateful Dead’s Europe ’72 tour plus more Dick’s Picks and Road Trips releases; David Crosby’s awesome Voyage box set; Grover Washington […]

It’s the Most Blunderful Time of the Year!

Posted by on December 24, 2011 at 9:00 am

Also Awesome:Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year…James Brown – Funky Christmas (20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection)James Brown – The Complete James Brown ChristmasA Few Of Our Favorite Christmas Albums

September 21, 1972

Posted by on September 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm

There’s only one thing to think about today… One of the Dead’s finest, finest shows. Ever. Reviewed HERE! Yes, we are still here and still reviewing. We’re just taking our sweet time to do so! We’ve got a lot of great reviews on the way so stay tuned… Also Awesome:Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks Vol.29 […]

Music News – Grateful Dead Road Trips Vol.4 No.2

Posted by on January 13, 2011 at 10:00 am

Now available for pre-order over at is the latest release in the increasingly huge Grateful Dead Road Trips series. Road Trips Vol.4 No.2 features their complete show from the Brendan Byrne Arena (Meadowlands) in East Rutherford, NJ on April 1, 1988, plus the entire second set from the night before on March 31. This […]

Captain Beefheart 1941-2010

Posted by on December 27, 2010 at 10:00 am

“The moon was a drip on ah dark hood…” I remember my first encounter with the music of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band. Yes, amidst my father’s old record collection was a curious looking black and grey album with a die cut cover called Mirror Man. Looking at the track list and seeing there […]