Archive for September 6th, 2012

David Byrne and St. Vincent – Love This Giant (2012)

Not so much a collaboration as a smashing together of ideas, and I mean clanging them about with wild abandon, Love This Giant is a party record for pop nerds — all weird observations, glinting horn stabs and off-kilter beats.

'A special evening': Genesis, Yes' Rick Wakeman, Rush honored at first Progressive Music Awards

Genesis received a lifetime achievement award, former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman was deified and Rush took home album of the year honors in the first annual Progressive Music Awards, held overnight at England’s Kew Gardens.

One Track Mind: Jordan Young, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" (2012)

A few years ago Pat Metheny made a solo guitar “covers” record What’s It All About, a record I adore as much for the melodies he picked as how he nursed them.

Forgotten series: Magi – Win Or Lose (1976)

Trivia buffs take note, as future Long Ryders bassist Tom Stevens played in this Northern Indiana based band. A self-released effort, Win Or Lose originally saw the light of day in 1976.

Steve Hillage Band – Live at Gong Family Unconvention, Amsterdam (2012)

Even as Steve Hillage paid tribute to the psychedelic rock band Gong in 2006 at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, he also took a lengthy look back at his own underrated solo work from the 1970s.