Archive for January 6th, 2013

‘Well, how hard could it be?': Greg Lake on his switch to bass for the first King Crimson project

‘Well, how hard could it be?': Greg Lake on his switch to bass for the first King Crimson project

Blame a meddling music label for Greg Lake’s fortuitous switch to the bass. He says childhood friend Robert Fripp needed a frontman for King Crimson — but Fripp, of course, already played guitar.

Joe Lovano and Us Five – Cross Culture (2013)

I expected Joe Lovano, after an association dating back to 1981, to offer tribute to Paul Motian — the legend who died just two months before the saxist began Cross Culture. Instead, Lovano begins with a sun-drenched burst of joy.

‘I don’t think we realized how important it was': Joe Perry on the classic blues song that shaped Aerosmith

‘I don’t think we realized how important it was': Joe Perry on the classic blues song that shaped Aerosmith

For Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, there was one moment — one song — that forged their musical bond: The Yardbirds’ version of “Train Kept a Rollin.’”

Steely Dan Sunday, “Down In The Bottom” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Big Noise, New York”) ||| ONWARD (“Junkie Girl”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Next to Lennon and McCartney, Becker and Fagen is, in my view, the highest quality songwriting partnership in rock.

Adler – Back from the Dead (2012)

Drummer Steven Adler has built a fair bit of legend in hard rock circles, but for all the wrong reasons. Adler, you may recall, was the guy who was kicked out of Guns n’ Roses because of his drug problem. That takes some real effort.

Paul D’Adamo – Tell Me Something (2013)

For fans of the retired Phil Collins, Paul D’Adamo’s Tell Me Something might be the closest you’ll get to new music. Most of his former solo band is reassembled, and six of the album’s 10 songs were recorded by Collins and Genesis between 1976-85.