Archive for September 29th, 2011

A 1970s' artifact?: Records you simply couldn't hide from

by Mark Saleski Back in the 1970s, there were a handful of records you just couldn’t get away from. They were everywhere: on the radio, in your car’s 8-track player, on your best friend’s stereo.

Gimme Five: Duke Robillard on solo sides, dates with Tom Waits and Herb Ellis

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to blues legend Duke Robillard, founder of Roomful of Blues and former member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Half Notes: Nine Inch Nails – Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D (2007)

by Tom Johnson 133t!11!! H4x0rd! w00t! LOL WTF?! OK! Pandering title aside, the concept was pretty cool: The usual NIN remix album that followed in the footsteps of a regular album, but this time it was accompanied by a DVD containing all of the multitracks for the songs — so you could do whatever you feel like with them, thenRead More

Something Else! Reviews on the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

The new nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 elicited the usual wailing and gnashing of teeth — even amongst us.

Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton, "Layla" (2011): One Track Mind

After a desultory, red-light district blast of horns, the Wynton Marsalis-led Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra settles into this funereal rhythm, swaying from side to side as Eric Clapton rips off a few blues-simmered, heartfelt asides. If you hadn’t checked the liner notes, the song itself — a signature moment for the guitarist as a member of Derek and theRead More