CD Reviews: Mojo Flucke, Ph.D.
While ardent music fan, hacker Hammond player, and alleged writer Mojo Flucke, Ph.D. (doctorate in gratuitous adjective-olgy) will steadfastly swear that Booker T & the MG's Soul Dressing is the most significant album of all time, there certainly is room on his CD shelf for the likes of Joe Jackson, Ben Folds, the Descendents, Bob Mould/Sugar/Husker Du, the Clash and the White Stripes; anything by jazzmen Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Cannonball Adderley, and Ramsey Lewis; and bluesmen Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Professor Longhair, and "Magic" Sam Maghett. Maceo Parker, Jimmy McGriff, and Richard "Groove" Holmes kick almighty ass in his book, as well as everything with which Al Kooper's associated.
An Ohio native and current New Hampshire resident, Flucke's favorite concert acts of all time include Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (rest in peace), G.E. Smith, Wilco, Bruce Katz, and the Amazing Royal Crowns. His concertgoing career started out with a bang, seeing Hall & Oates on the H2O Tour back in 7th grade, and an early rite of passage included the Monsters of Rock (Kingdom Come, Metallica, Dokken, Scorpions, and Van Hagar) at the Pontiac Silverdome in May, 1988.
An unabashed devotion to 1960s garage rock forces him, in unguarded moments, to confess that the discordant twang of the opening lick in the Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction" makes his spine tingle in ecstasy. As such, he feels that Fatboy Slim's sampling of '60s rock and soul to create his big-beat blast constitutes pure genius.
His next band, Billy Preston's Hair, hasn't formed yet – but stay tuned.
|Fall Out Boy
Folie a Deux
|The Middle States
Happy Fun Party
|Medeski, Martin & Wood
- The Caesars: Strawberry Weed
- Creedence Clearwater Revival: 40th Anniversary reissues
- Gringo Star: All Y’All
- Kasio Kristmas: Kasio Kristmas
- The Replacements: Tim (Deluxe Edition)
- Ry Cooder: The UFO Has Landed
Mojo's Essential Albums
The Soul Truth
Ben Folds Live
The White Stripes:
- Everclear - Art Alexakis, lead singer
- Ivan Neville -singer/songwriter
- The Hives - Pelle Almqvist, lead singer
Living Things -
Lillian Berlin, lead singer
And don't forget to click over to Mojo's archived reviews for even more music!