Archive for October 24th, 2011

Peter Gabriel – New Blood: Live in London DVD (2011)

I was fine, mostly, with Peter Gabriel dumping the guitars and drums for his interpretations of other people’s work on Scratch My Back. There was considerably less excitement, though, for these looming orchestral interpretations of his own solo works

Tom Waits – Bad As Me (2011)

Back when Tom Waits released Real Gone, I used the concept of the essential nature of a pair of bluejeans to illustrate how that record could be used to get at what Waits’ music is all about

One Track Mind: Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays, "As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" (1980)

I’ve listened to the side-long title track of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls, oh, maybe just a couple of times in the last twenty years.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "New York City Serenade" (1973)

Bruce ends The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle with another image-drenched epic. The song features the piano of David Sancious in full bloom accompanying Billy and Jackie down the dark and blue streets of a Manhattan night.