Archive for September, 2012

'Quite a band': Jonathan Cain goes inside the original sessions for Journey's "Faithfully"

Sometimes, inspiration can happen with all of the suddenness and illumination of a lightning strike: Such was the case when Journey entered the studio to record “Faithfully,” keyboardist and songwriter Jonathan Cain says.

Genesis co-founder Mike Rutherford moves on with Mike and the Mechanics: ‘I’d rather live in the now’

Genesis co-founder Mike Rutherford didn’t often return to moments with old band during this year’s tour with Mike and the Mechanics. In fact, over a nearly two-hour set, Rutherford included no more than three Genesis tracks.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Century’s End" (1988)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** After The Nightfly Donald Fagen continued to work in music but over the next decade, he lowered his profile.

One Track Mind: Jeff Lynne, "At Last" (2012)

At last! Jeff Lynne, having most recently issued a solo album in 1990 with Armchair Theatre, will be returning with two new studio recordings. But … “At Last”? The Etta James number?

Movies: Ozzy Osbourne – Speak of the Devil (2012)

First off, the name of this DVD might be a little confusing. Though recorded on the same 1982 tour, this is not the visual companion to Ozzy’s album of the same name.

Donna Greenberg – Mav’rik (2012)

Mav’rik lives up to its title from the first, as Donna Greenberg does that most unusual of things — populate a jazz singer’s album with 12 original compositions.

Missing Cats – Larry Brown Amen (2012)

Named for the late Oxford, Miss., writer Larry Brown, the Missing Cats aspire to the same kind of brutally honest storytelling, set inside a deeply involving mixture of American roots music that once propelled the Band’s best sides.

Best of August 2012: Readers pick Steve Lukather, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Scrapomatic

A timely sit down with Steve Lukather, just as he and Toto were ramping up for a summer jaunt through Europe, not only powered its way to the top of the August reader poll, it became the most-read item in Something Else! Reviews history.

Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord – No New Tunes (2012)

The daring guitarist/composer Jon Lundbom is back at it again, meting out intense, unpredictable guerrilla jazz with his Big Five Chord quintet. No New Tunes follows up on last year’s Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! Quavers!

One Track Mind: Eric Van Aro, "I’m Not Anyone" (2012)

Stripped of its typical grandiosity, Paul Anka’s “I’m Not Anyone” becomes a far more emotionally complex tribute to the late Sammy Davis Jr., in the hands of jazz vocalist Eric Van Aro.

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