Archive for January 27th, 2013

‘Variety is the only aphrodisiac': The Eagles’ Glenn Frey on mixing rock, acting and crooning

‘Variety is the only aphrodisiac': The Eagles’ Glenn Frey on mixing rock, acting and crooning

Glenn Frey has been mixing up appearances with the Eagles with continuing dates in support of his new standards record After Hours, providing a wide variety of musical contexts. Frey says he wouldn’t have it any other way.

‘It’s not over; it just took a little hiatus': Glenn Hughes sounds optimistic note on Black Country Communion

After a tumultuous period just before the release of Black Country Communion’s Afterglow, frontman Glenn Hughes is ready to talk again about the band’s future. Well, sort of.

‘As good, or better than Toto': Former frontman Bobby Kimball is planning a rival anniversary tour

‘As good, or better than Toto': Former frontman Bobby Kimball is planning a rival anniversary tour

Toto is planning a 35th anniversary tour, and now so is former frontman Bobby Kimball — who fronted the band over an early period that included “Hold the Line,” the Grammy-winning band’s debut No. 5 hit in 1978.

‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel': Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel': Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

Geezer Butler says the forthcoming Black Sabbath album returns the group to the feel of its initial trio of recordings, even if they’ve had to move on without original drummer Bill Ward.

Lisa Loeb – No Fairy Tale (2013)

Lisa Loeb returns with her first project aimed at an adult audience since 2004’s The Way It Really Is. But she doesn’t settle back into the absorbing, modestly constructed singer-songwriter craft of that project

Dale Watson and His Lonestars – El Rancho Azul (2013)

If anyone can be said to be the “godfather” of the underground traditional country movement, it would probably be Dale Watson. Though he released his first album in 1995, his roots in music go much farther back, as does his sound.

Jawanza Kobie – Feels Better Than It Sounds (2013)

Across 10 original tracks, all but one of which is an instrumental, West Philadelphia keyboardist Jawanza Kobie crafts a layered, deeply enjoyable amalgam on the new release Feels Better Than It Sounds.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Book Of Liars” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Surf And/Or Die”) ||| ONWARD (“Lucky Henry”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** A romantic, tear-jerking ballad is the last kind of song anyone would expect from Walter Becker. “Book Of Liars” is a ballad alright, but the other two adjectives don’t apply, not when Becker is telling his subject about what a legendary bullshitter she is.