Archive for February 15th, 2013

‘He’d had enough of modern sounds’: Alan Parsons on his cold-call first meeting with Steven Wilson

‘He’d had enough of modern sounds’: Alan Parsons on his cold-call first meeting with Steven Wilson

When Steven Wilson decided he wanted to give his retro-cool new solo project the spacious, complex sound of his favorite classic rock albums, he knew who to ring up: Alan Parsons. Even if they’d never met before.

Streams: Robben Ford, “You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” from Bringing It Back Home (2013)

Streams: Robben Ford, “You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” from Bringing It Back Home (2013)

This new stream, courtesy of the Mascot Label Group, finds the five-time Grammy nominated Robben Ford taking on a Bob Dylan classic, as part of the bluesy new roots-rock project Bringing It Back Home due February 19, 2013.

‘There’s a lot of material written’: Creative outburst for Geezer Butler sparks new Black Sabbath, solo projects

‘There’s a lot of material written’: Creative outburst for Geezer Butler sparks new Black Sabbath, solo projects

Geezer Butler is on a roll: Even while writing the bulk of the lyrics for a long-awaited reunion with original lead singer Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath’s founding bassist has composed enough songs for a solo album, too.

The Beatles, “Savoy Truffle” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

Many Beatles songs contain two key elements: wordplay and nods to their R&B roots. George Harrison is no stranger to either aspect, and few songs encapsulate these qualities like “Savoy Truffle,” the White Album track

One Track Mind Rewind: New Klezmer Trio, “Feedback Doina” (1995)

Next week, the progressively minded jazz clarinetist Ben Goldberg will treat us to not one but two new albums, each by nearly entirely different supporting musicians.

Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell and Angels (2013)

Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell and Angels (2013)

Jimi Hendrix’s legacy has been so brazenly, endlessly plundered, it’s fair to approach any so-called “new” material from the late guitarist with a deep distrust. Circumspection this time soon transforms into pure joy.

The Friday Morning Listen: Taylor Swift – Speak Now (2010)

The Friday Morning Listen: Taylor Swift – Speak Now (2010)

There is Anna Netrebko and there is Taylor Swift: there is a right or wrong answer as to which is better, though both can have their own beauty.

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