The 2010 eBook by Rev. Keith A. Gordon.
For over 40 years now and in hundreds of publications worldwide, Rev. Keith A. Gordon -- the "Reverend of Rock 'n' Roll" -- has walked the lonely pop culture beat in search of cheap thrills and great music. Between 2007 and 2010, the Reverend wrote the popular Trademark of Quality blog, a celebration of the long-form album review as he learned from the pioneers of rock criticism like Dave Marsh, Lester Bangs, and the Rev's mentor, the legendary Rick Johnson. The TMQ blog may be gone, but Excitable Press has collected the best reviews, rants, and essays in this eBook, which covers an eclectic mix of rock, prog, metal, and punk music, over 100 reviews in all, from Clutch and Ian Hunter to Messugah, Devin Townsend, and Blue Oyster Cult as well as book reviews of Dave Thompson and Martin Popoff.
Said Fred Mills of Blurt magazine in his review of the print verson of TMQ, "it's the CD reviews comprising the bulk of TMOQ that are guaranteed to wax your moustache and make your credit card cower in fear."
This eBook is presented here as a full high-resolution PDF to maintain the layout of the original print book, and provide images at the highest quality.