Archive for May 24th, 2012

Something Else! sneak peek: Aerosmith, “Legendary Child” (2012)

We waited eight years for this? A retread of a throw-away track from the Get a Grip album, which for the most part should have been a throw-away itself?

Joe Walsh – Analog Man (2012)

We all know the Joe Walsh from 1978′s “Life’s Been Good,” his biggest-ever solo hit. The guy with the mansion he’s never seen. The guy at parties sometimes until four, with gold records on the wall. Leave a message, right? Maybe he’ll call.

Giacomo Merega, Noah Kaplan, Marco Cappelli – Watch the Walls Instead (2012)

Italian electric bassist Giacomo Merega once again gets together with saxophonist Noah Kaplan and guitarist Marco Cappelli for a set of rhythm-less free form improvisations Watch the Walls Instead.

The Rockologist: On hippie chicks, and sweet Joni Mitchell's jazz period

I’ve been listening to a lot of Joni Mitchell lately, and I’m not sure exactly why. Perhaps it’s because of my still fresh memories of researching Joni’s connections to Neil Young for my just-published book, Neil Young FAQ

Half Notes: The Who – Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who (2007)

It might be easy to look at the title of this and dismiss it as yet another of those “unauthorized biographies” that seem to show up every once in a while — the kind of thing that only completists will snap up. And looking at the cover doesn’t help: nearly generic, with that RAF logo that the band was knownRead More

One Track Mind: Rush, "Caravan" (2012)

In a way, Rush got lucky. Things were looking bleak after Fly By Night, and there was record label pressure for something more commercial. The guys decided to be true to themselves

Forgotten series: The Squires – Going All The Way With The Squires! (1986)

Considering how adored the Squires are by garage rock aficionados, it’s surprising this sole collection of the Bristol, Connecticut band’s work is only available on vinyl.