Archive for September 22nd, 2011

Tony Levin, David Torn and Alan White – Levin Torn White (2011)

by Tom Johnson Something keeps pulling guitarist David Torn and bassist Tony Levin together. It’s a partnership that blossomed with 1987’s Cloud About Mercury, with drummer Bill Bruford and trumpeter Mark Isham

One Track Mind: Anastasia Barzee, "Dinner at Eight" (2011)

Some songs are so personal, so specific, that you wonder if anyone else could ever do them justice. Rufus Wainwright’s “Dinner at Eight,” originally about a confrontation with his often-absent father, was one of them. Until now

Something Else! Featured Artist: Queen

Freddie Mercury, talking about his band Queen, once compared them to the sweeping Hollywood auteur Cecil B. DeMille, and he wasn’t that far off. The group, which also included guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor, was a heady mixture of heavy metal, prog, power pop, disco and show-tune bombast

Gimme Five: Tony Levin on "Big Time," "Thrak," "Late in the Evening," others

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind feature, we had the reins over to Tony Levin, bassist with Peter Gabriel and King Crimson.

Yellow Dubmarine – Abbey Dub (2011)

When I first got a hold of this CD I gotta admit, I greeted it with a lot of skepticism. Another Beatles covers project? I mean, I think every single Beatles song short of “Revolution No. 9” has been covered at least once, if not a million times.