Archive for December 14th, 2012

‘I was maybe a little out of my league': Don Was on what went wrong with Bob Dylan’s Under the Red Sky

Plenty of people have criticized Bob Dylan’s unfocused 1990 release Under the Red Sky. (Heck, we even called its lead song Dylan’s worst-ever moment.) Producer Don Was is here to explain what happened.

‘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.