Archive for August 27th, 2012

'You don't have to make an album anymore': Alan Parsons says no new projects in works

Though Alan Parsons recently took part in The Prog Collective, don’t look for a new full-length album under his own name anytime soon.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Highway Patrolman" (1982)

Unlike the “tough choices” that politicians claim to have to make (you know, the choices that don’t actually affect them in any direct way?), there are folks whose daily loves are shadowed by the forces that they can’t control

Tommy Bolin – The Ultimate Teaser (2012)

Arriving between stints with the James Gang, Billy Cobham and then Deep Purple, Teaser stands as the first, best testament to the roving genius that was doomed guitarist Tommy Bolin.

Bob Pressner – King of Nothing (2012)

Bob Pressner sings with a timeless, almost mythological passion — sorting through the promise and the disappointments of life with a knowing eye.

New Music Monday: Alvin Lee, Art Garfunkel, Gillan & Iommi, Jeremy Spencer, Robert Cray

Make way for red-hot new stuff from the likes of Ten Years After’s Alvin Lee; Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi; Fleetwood Mac’s Jeremy Spencer; Joey DeFrancesco with Larry Coryell and Jimmy Cobb; and Robert Cray.

Art Pepper – Unreleased Vol. VII: Sankei Hall-Osaka Japan, November 18, 1980 (2012)

In November of 1980, things were going pretty well for Art Pepper. His newly published autobiography co-written with wife Laurie Straight Life had been receiving positive reviews