Archive for December 30th, 2012

Notable 2012 deaths in music: Dave Brubeck, Dick Clark, Don Cornelius, Levon Helm, Jon Lord

Notable 2012 deaths in music: Dave Brubeck, Dick Clark, Don Cornelius, Levon Helm, Jon Lord

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOi0tC00Luc&w=500&h=305] We stop today to remember those who left the world of music in 2012, from Dave Brubeck and Dick Clark to Levon Helm and Ronnie Montrose.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Big Noise, New York” (1993)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNCbJY5647o&w=420&h=315] <<< BACKWARD (“Confide In Me”) ||| ONWARD (“Down In The Bottom”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Another Fagen rarity, first appearing as the B-side to the “Trans-Island Skyway,” and finally finding a long-player home on the Nightfly Trilogy in 2007. No, wait, it actually first appeared as a Jennifer Warnes recording, on her 1992 disc, TheRead More

Heroso – Enjoy This (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGtl-_qW1sQ&w=500&h=305] Blending elements of arena rock, prog and metal, Heroso confounds expectations in the very best of ways. The album opener, called “Act 1,” begins as a tensile, mainstream rocker, marked by a searching riff courtesy of Brian Rohr

The Archies, DeFranco Family, Ohio Express, others – Bubble Gum Hits (2002)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpO7TW0NwqE&w=500&h=305] There’s definitely no lack of compilation albums promoting gooey goodies from the late 1960s and early 1970s, but this particular collection, which I picked up at the Dollar Store, is what I’ve been spinning the refried beans out of