Archive for May 31st, 2012

Patti Smith – Banga (2012)

Remember when Patti Smith used to be considered dangerous?

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Americana (2012)

Chances are pretty good that you already know the basic lowdown on this album: 1) It’s the first Neil Young/Crazy Horse record since 2003’s Greendale 2) The songs are all covers and 3) The covers are so damned old that most are in the public domain.

Yes’ Chris Squire on “Fly From Here,” “Life Within a Day,” “Tempus Fugit” + others: Gimme Five

Yes’ Chris Squire on “Fly From Here,” “Life Within a Day,” “Tempus Fugit” + others: Gimme Five

Chris Squire joins us to discuss how a failed project with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page ultimately led to the inclusion a Squire-sung track on Yes’ ‘Magnification.’

Half Notes: Leo Kottke – Ice Water (1974)

Kottke’s a funny guy and a beyond great guitar player. While I’m generally a bigger fan of his solo guitar records, there’s always something of interest lurking on the rest of Kottke’s albums. Highly recommended: Ice Water has his version of Tom T. Hall’s classic “Pamela Brown.” Also, check out Chewing Pine from the next year, which has “Regards FromRead More

Mort Weiss: Joey DeFrancesco projects showed the difference between music, and the music 'business'

This is the story of two collaborations with Joey DeFrancesco that you almost never saw — or the difference between music … and the music “business.”

Fred's Country Fried Rock: David Allan Coe, “Longhaired Redneck” (1976)

So usually I try to focus this feature on the new kids on the block, but sometimes you’ve just got to dip back into the classics.