Archive for April 14th, 2013

Something Else! sneak peek: Gregg Rolie, “Struck by Lightning” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Gregg Rolie, “Struck by Lightning” (2013)

Gregg Rolie begins with a simmering piano signature, then slowly settles into a greasy groove — setting the stage for some of his first new music since a 2011 solo EP. Before that, Rolie last issued a full-band studio effort in 2001, with Roots.

Rich Halley 4 – Crossing The Passes (2013)

Rich Halley is a DIY guy in the jazz world, just as he’s a free spirit in his personal life. Last summer, he took his son Carson and a nephew out hiking the entire range of the Wallowa Mountains in eastern Oregon.

‘It was great, great fun’: Ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett optimistic about another album with Yes’ Chris Squire

‘It was great, great fun’: Ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett optimistic about another album with Yes’ Chris Squire

Nearly a year after releasing a celebrated collaboration with fellow prog legend Chris Squire of Yes, Steve Hackett says another album could be in the offing. The former Genesis guitarist says it just a matter of scheduling.

On Second Thought: Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield (1966)

Slotted high on lists as one of the greatest debut albums of all time, Buffalo Springfield introduced the public to a revolutionary new sound.

‘You can’t take it from me’: Peter Criss tears into Kiss for allowing new members to wear old makeup

‘You can’t take it from me’: Peter Criss tears into Kiss for allowing new members to wear old makeup

Peter Criss, who helped Kiss to its highest-ever charting single, continues to excoriate his former band for continuing with new members performing in the classic makeup that he and fellow founding member Ace Frehley originally wore.

Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information (1974; 2013 reissue); Wings of Love (2013)

Long a shadowy figure, Shuggie Otis had become known more for his absence than for psychedelic soul successes like 1974’s Inspiration Information and writing songs like Brothers Johnson’s No. 5 1977 hit “Strawberry Letter 23”

‘We were very lucky to have them’: Justin Hayward discusses the Beatles’ influence on the Moody Blues

‘We were very lucky to have them’: Justin Hayward discusses the Beatles’ influence on the Moody Blues

The Moody Blues have been inextricably linked to the Beatles since the 1960s — and not just because Denny Laine eventually became a cornerstone of Paul McCartney’s solo band Wings. For Justin Hayward, “Love Me Do” was a big-bang moment.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Lies I Can Believe” (1994)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Lies I Can Believe” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Fall Of ’92”) ||| ONWARD (“Medical Science”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** With vicious and vulgar prose, it’s easy to figure out why “Fall of ’92” failed to get included on 11 Tracks of Whack. I’m not really sure what barred “Lies I Can Believe” from making it onto the disc.

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