Archive for April 27th, 2013

Berserk! – Berserk! (2013)

Lorenzo Feliciati more often than not finds himself making collaborative kind of music instead of solo projects. A virtuoso at both electric and acoustic bass, Feliciati needs no help, but recognizes that sometimes, getting together with other creative musicians results in an especially creative outcome.

Ray Wilson – Chasing Rainbows (2013)

Ray Wilson – Chasing Rainbows (2013)

Time has been kind to Ray Wilson, who had the misfortune of replacing Phil Collins in Genesis for its final studio album. Calling All Stations, if not undergoing a complete critical reevaluation, is at least becoming better understood.

One Track Mind: The Whatt Four, “Dandelion Wine”/ “You’re Wishin’ I Was Someone Else” (1967)

Copping a cue from the Beatles, the Byrds and the Vejtables, the Whatt Four figured it would be quite hip to misspell their name. Yes, that was the thing to do back then, and such a practice continued on

Gator and Mudcat – Back in the Game (2013)

From its band name –– which sounds like a something off the front porch of a shotgun shack — to its muscular, harp-driven opening track, you’d be forgiven for assuming Gator and Mudcat’s Back in the Game was just another blues-rocking project.

‘Still room to bring in new music’: Deep Purple balances performing Now What?! with classics

‘Still room to bring in new music’: Deep Purple balances performing Now What?! with classics

Deep Purple purposely kept its new music under wraps, in order to create more buzz around the forthcoming album Now What?! But even when they start playing original tracks like “Hell to Pay,” they’ll sprinkle them throughout a set of established hits.

Garth Hudson, Richard Thompson, Graham Parker, Eric Bibb, others – The Beautiful Old (2013)

Garth Hudson, Richard Thompson, Graham Parker, Eric Bibb, others – The Beautiful Old (2013)

It’s difficult, as this plays, to believe that The Beautiful Old focuses on sheet-music favorites from before the advent of electricity. These 19 gusts of folk-tinged turn-of-the-century Americana still hold boundless insights.

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