Archive for March 25th, 2013

Michael Jackson moonwalked into history, 30 years ago on ‘Motown 25′

Michael Jackson moonwalked into history, 30 years ago on ‘Motown 25′

Thirty years ago today, a “big bang” of sorts occurred on television. This moment would profoundly affect R&B, rock, pop, MTV, and general pop culture.

New Music Monday: Depeche Mode, Stephen Stills, Peter Frampton, the Waterboys, Iron Maiden

New Music Monday: Depeche Mode, Stephen Stills, Peter Frampton, the Waterboys, Iron Maiden

Both Depeche Mode and the Waterboys are back with equally improbable returns to form. They get there by recalling everything you loved about their work in the late 1980s.

Forgotten series: The Free Spirits featuring Larry Coryell – Out Of Sight and Sound (1967)

Prior to gaining the reputation as an ace jazz guitarist, Larry Coryell honed his skills playing in blues and rock bands. But the Free Spirits were the first band he ever recorded with.

Emilio Teubal – Musica Para Un Dragon Dormido (2013)

Emilio Teubal’s third album (his first for Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records) is, like the prior two, a record that draws on his Argentinian roots. But this pianist, composer and bandleader doesn’t make Musica Para Un Dragon Dormido another collection of self-described “Argentinian jazz.”

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Human Touch” (1992)

It had been five long years, more than that if my disappointment with Tunnel Of Love is to be considered.