Archive for December 14th, 2012

‘I could hardly stand up to the infection’: Carl Palmer talks about his decision to bow out of Asia tour

‘I could hardly stand up to the infection’: Carl Palmer talks about his decision to bow out of Asia tour

Drummer Carl Palmer describes his excruciating experience with E. coli in a new message to fans, a day after his illness forced the cancellation of a UK tour in celebration of his band Asia’s 30th anniversary.

Wang Chung – Tazer Up! (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0ZUJGKGAVk&w=420&h=315] We can be pardoned if we hadn’t covered a new release by Wang Chung before, because the last time that happened, our site didn’t exist.

Fred Phillips’ Top Albums for 2012: Country and Southern Rock

This is the first time that I’ve ever enjoyed enough records from the country and Southern rock genres to put together a list. Maybe I’m getting old and turning into that country music-loving guy that my relatives always told me I would

Diagonal – The Second Mechanism (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuNlDW35VH4&w=500&h=305] The Second Mechanism is, for all intents and purposes, the tale of a band reborn. The band is Diagonal, a UK progressive rock outfit. The rebirth came about as the result of some major line-up shuffling

The Friday Morning Listen: Ravi Shankar – The Sounds Of India (1968)

For many years, any mention of Ravi Shankar would bring me all the way back to sixth grade. This was the year of a great discovery: the records that my sister left behind.