Archive for March 4th, 2012

Ronnie Montrose, dead at 64 after bout with cancer, remembered as 'one of the all time greats'

Ronnie Montrose died Saturday after a five-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 64.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Aja" (1977)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** It’s debatable on whether or not this was their plan from the beginning, but by The Royal Scam, Steely Dan was clearly aiming to make jazz-rock or jazz-pop that was suitable for mainstream radio.

One Track Mind: Andrew Bird, "Eyeoneye" (2012)

With “Eyeoneye,” Andrew Bird finds a great middle ground between the rather over-earnest sound of his early solo records and the broader ambitions of his old band Bowl of Fire.

Half Notes: Mastodon – Leviathon (2004)

After the blast of intensity and creativity of Remission, fans expected nothing less than more of the same. Oddly, Leviathon does not deliver and listeners are the better off for it.

Guilty pleasures: Kiss – Sonic Boom (2009)

It was sort of like when you’re a kid, trying to buy condoms for the first time: Time magazine, brown shoelaces, Trojans, Doublemint gum. Try to look casual. They won’t notice, right?

Bowerbirds – The Clearing (2012)

Having weathered all kinds of bad luck and bad times – including, but limited to, breaking up, serious illness and having their dog hit by a car – Beth Tacular and Phil Moore reconvened for another go at Bowerbirds.