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Chris Bisha | 360˚ Sound

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The Paul Rigby interview, Pt 3: Audiophile Man on CD’s 2nd Wave

May 16, 2021 by

Even though CD has fallen out of favor in recent years, we’re totally convinced that there will be a “2nd Wave” for the compact disc format. So we tracked down The Audiophile Man, Mr. Paul Rigby, to help us sort out the finer detail of why CD is not only still viable, but how it’s […]

The Paul Rigby interview, Pt 2: The Audiophile Man has more to say about CD

April 30, 2021 by

360°Sound is hoping to convince you to reconsider CD. So we tracked down Paul Rigby, known as “The Audiophile Man,” to help us make the case for compact disc digital audio. In this second installment, Paul talks about box sets and the warm fuzzy feeling you get owning CDs. He also offers some gear advice… […]

Rocktology! Top CDs of the ’90s tournament results

April 17, 2021 by

It’s Rocktology! Our Top CDs of the ’90s tournament. And Metallica’s eponymous 1991 disc, popularly referred to as the Black Album is the winner of our annual full-field event. But this tournament was as much about the audio format as it was about the artists who released these albums. The 1990s and the compact disc […]

The Paul Rigby interview: Audiophile Man Talks CD

March 27, 2021 by

Paul Rigby wants you to make room in your heart and your life for all music formats.  Known as “The Audiophile Man,” Paul has been a technology journalist for some 35 years, building a broad base of knowledge by learning from experts he’s interviewed. He writes for British magazines Hifi World and Record Collector, and has also […]

Threefer: Presidents Day

February 15, 2021 by

My 9-year old daughter tells me that my boy George Washington didn’t actually chop down a cherry tree. I cannot tell a lie, I’m going to have a big slice of cherry pie (w/ vanilla ice cream) anyway. Next she’s going to tell me that Abe Lincoln didn’t actually scratch out the Gettysburg Address on […]

5 Great Rock Drummers

February 2, 2021 by

I’ve always said that rock and roll is about kick drum and bass. Rhythm, after all, is the key definer of style. I grew up in the ‘burbs and was raised on AM-radio pop, which was neither very rhythmically interesting nor particularly powerful. As I gravitated to the album-oriented rock stations in our market, the […]

Shirley Manson Shaves Her Head

January 31, 2021 by

I had the term “hair band” redefined for me at a Garbage rock-and-roll show.  It happened at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The Joint is a large show room, but Shirley Manson and her colleagues had been playing arenas, so the gig had a very intimate vibe. We were hanging […]

Threefer: Deep-Cut Cowbell Songs

January 9, 2021 by

I’ve got a fever… but there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of cowbell song lists already on the Internet. So fuck it — here’s another one. At least it’s short. These are three random tunes I heard on a recent long-distance car ride with my family. Not sure how they slept through these jams, […]

Threefer: Jerry Reed

January 1, 2021 by

Not long ago we were driving through gator country on our way to no place in particular, when the the old radio cued up “Amos Moses,” a tune I recall from my youth. It reminded me of how Jerry Reed stood out to me in the 70s, an era of country stars who could really […]

Threefer: Wishbone Ash

December 29, 2020 by

My friend Brian and I walked into our local record shop recently and some unfamiliar jam-rock caught our ears. The kid working the register sensed our interest and nodded to the “now playing” stand, where leaned the cover of Wishbone Ash. We were hooked. Hailing from Torquay, Devon in southwest England, Wishbone Ash’s progressive blues […]