Archive for January 13th, 2013

‘They’ll hate me even more': Eric Burdon on the bad blood behind ‘We Gotta Get Out of this Place’

‘They’ll hate me even more': Eric Burdon on the bad blood behind ‘We Gotta Get Out of this Place’

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6emD2Jb6y8Y&w=500&h=305] Eric Burdon’s blistering take on “We Gotta Get Out of this Place,” a 1965 hit with the Animals, gained new life last year when Bruce Springsteen lauded it as part of his keynote speech at SXSW. Few know its complicated history, however.

‘I’ve got to do this one': Steve Lukather took rare break from Toto to join the Beatles’ Ringo Starr

‘I’ve got to do this one': Steve Lukather took rare break from Toto to join the Beatles’ Ringo Starr

For Steve Lukather, a confirmed Beatlemaniac, the invitation to join Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band was a no-brainer. But first, he had to break the news to everyone in Toto, the band he co-founded in the late 1970s.

Exclusive stream: Joan Armatrading, “Single Life” from Starlight (2013)

After exploring blues and roots music over her two previous albums, three-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading turns her muse toward jazzier themes on the forthcoming Starlight. Here’s an exclusive preview track!

Nate Kimball – Warrior’s Journey (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ06gKAv9OA&w=500&h=305] Las Vegas trombone player Nate Kimball plays with none of his native city’s glitzy clichés. In fact, Warrior’s Journey is a wonder of tensile, perfectly constructed, never-showy modern jazz.

Something Else! sneak peek: Soilwork, “Spectrum of Eternity” (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_DydLwYnUk&w=500&h=305] I don’t always listen to Swedish melodic death metal, but when I do, I listen to Soilwork. And this is why.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Junkie Girl” (1994)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7zRwt0feSU&w=420&h=315] <<< BACKWARD (“Down In The Bottom”) ||| ONWARD (“Surf And/Or Die”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** The co-architect of Aja comes out with a song fit for Tonight’s The Night. Well, OK, so maybe Neil Young didn’t use a drum machine or production that shimmered quite so much, but there’s that same desolation