Archive for August 21st, 2011

Steely Dan Sunday, "East St. Louis Toodle-oo" (1974)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Some fun facts about this track: 1. “East St. Louis Toodle-oo” is the only Steely Dan track in which Becker and Fagen are not in the songwriting credits. This one was written about fifty years earlier by Duke Ellington and his trumpet player, Bubber Miley.

Half Notes: Thom Yorke – The Eraser (2006)

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke must have had a bunch of material laying around after Kid A because, as every review seemed to point out, that was exactly what this follow-up album felt like. The major difference with The Eraser was the tendency toward more organic textures, especially on Yorke’s vocals. Strangely, though, the album came across slightly colder and moreRead More

Stoney LaRue – Velvet (2011)

by Fred Phillips When I reached into the envelope from B Side Music Group and felt something fuzzy, I wasn’t sure what, exactly, was going on. It soon became clear

John Zorn – Masada Guitars (2003)

by Mark Saleski John Zorn’s Masada is an interesting group. The way I’ve come to describe them is “Ornette Coleman-listens-to-klezmer.” While that’s not the only way to get there, it’ll do.