Archive for May 29th, 2012

Spectrum Road – Spectrum Road (2012)

At the same time that Miles Davis was pioneering a spacious, hypnotic type of jazz-rock fusion, his recently departed drummer Tony Williams was inventing a more explosive, intense variety of fusion borne of hard-nosed jamming originally with guitarist John McLaughlin and organist Larry Young.

The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made the Radio (2012)

Did we dare dream that the Beach Boys could cobble together something so brilliantly resonant, something that so perfectly mirrors their own dashed aspirations?

Half Notes: Fred Frith – To Sail, To Sail (2008)

It must be the time of year. It must be the heat. Or the humidity. Whatever the reason, I have a big hankering for some off-kilter music.

'We made good noise': Chris Squire talks about collaborating with Steve Hackett

Chris Squire took his time in collaborating with Genesis alum Steve Hackett, working in between other projects for years

On Second Thought: Paul and Linda McCartney – Ram (1971; 2012 reissue)

Four words can best sum up Paul and Linda McCartney’s 1971 album Ram: “Heart of the Country.”