John J. Martinez

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,753
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (919 of 1,082)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,753 - Total Helpful Votes: 919 of 1082
Hypnotic Eye ~ Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Hypnotic Eye ~ Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
61 of 64 people found the following review helpful
Tom Petty didn't need to do this. He and his group, The Heartbreakers, have so many hits in the can they didn't need to create anything new and be comfortable for the rest of their lives. But it's artists just like Petty who get that itch and it needs to be scratched, and with their 13th studio album (and their first since 2010's "Mojo,") Petty is following today's trends and looking back at his very first two albums, realizing they were great and returned to the style they know best - straightforward rock and roll.

Younger and hungrier musicians would approach the making of an album with low-fidelity, analog recording and other tricks best reserved for the amateur or the… Read more
Shutup & Jam! [VINYL] ~ Ted Nugent
Shutup & Jam! [VINYL] ~ Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent refuses to change, and the more you push, the more he won't budge. He is proud to be an American (and especially from Detroit), and loves his hunting, and his ranch, and his weapons, and his many pricey speaking engagements to let us all know that. Once Nugent was an amazing rocker, and his first 7 or 8 albums, depending on who you ask, are classic rock gold. The last time I liked him was the polarizing 1989 album "If You Can't Lick 'Em... Lick 'Em" album, which found me at a time when real rock was dying, hair bands were the plague and alternative music was waiting around the corner. Depending on who you ask, they either hated "Lick 'Em" or not.

Which is what Nugent… Read more
Shutup&jam ~ Ted Nugent
Shutup&jam ~ Ted Nugent
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Ted Nugent refuses to change, and the more you push, the more he won't budge. He is proud to be an American (and especially from Detroit), and loves his hunting, and his ranch, and his weapons, and his many pricey speaking engagements to let us all know that. Once Nugent was an amazing rocker, and his first 7 or 8 albums, depending on who you ask, are classic rock gold. The last time I liked him was the polarizing 1989 album "If You Can't Lick 'Em... Lick 'Em" album, which found me at a time when real rock was dying, hair bands were the plague and alternative music was waiting around the corner. Depending on who you ask, they either hated "Lick 'Em" or not.

Which is what Nugent… Read more