Were it any other band, it would be easy to scoff at the prospect. Three old dudes and a replacement for the now-apparently requisite missing dude, but this is Led Zeppelin
Archive for November 21st, 2012
This week’s “Songs of the Band” event at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania doesn’t just pay tribute to Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Richard Manuel. It features in multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson one of just two surviving members of the original Band lineup
You mean the great jazz singer from the 40’s and 50’s, you ask? Not hardly, but carry over the word “jazz” and shift the “voice” from vocal to the cello (and the location from L.A. to Vancouver), and you’ll have the “Peggy Lee” I want to tell you about.
During their stint, Complex released two excellent albums pitched somewhere between psychedelic power pop and progressive rock. My favorite of the pair happens to be the British band’s second effort
The aptly-titled Forever is the fifth release from Gato Libre. This is sadly the last with the original quartet line-up, as bassist Norikatsu Koreyasu passed away suddenly in September of 2011 – weeks after the live recording.