Archive for November 20th, 2011

Steely Dan Sunday, "Your Gold Teeth II" (1975)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Steely Dan is famously known for performing rock with a heaping dose of jazz elements, but those songs would rarely swing, as jazz does. Here’s a notable exception.

Yotam, with Roy Hargrove, Claudio Roditi and Paquito D'Rivera – Brasil (2011)

A lesser talent than Israeli guitarist-composer Yotam might have gotten lost in this project.

Half Notes: Mörglbl – Grötesk (2007)

Don’t even bother: it doesn’t mean anything. It’s just a weird band name they use because it sounds funny. And that, in itself, should tell you something about this band: They’re French and they have this kind of sense of humor. Add in the fact that guitarist Christophe Godin plays like the lovechild of a bizarre mating of Mike Keneally,Read More

Forgotten series: Patti Smith – Trampin' (2004)

Lots of people bought their first Patti Smith record back in 1978. Easter was hard to ignore. It had the hit song (“Because The Night”), the provocative cover photo, and a collection of majestic and scary rock & roll.