Archive for May 12th, 2013

Huey Lewis and the News – Sports: 30th Anniversary Edition (2013)

This imminently listenable brand of no-frills rock might have sold in any decade. But only in the 1980s, a period marked by a steep swing rightward after the polyester era’s excesses, could Huey Lewis and the News have been such big stars.

‘Ed, he turned on me, man': Sammy Hagar opens up about the split with Van Halen

‘Ed, he turned on me, man': Sammy Hagar opens up about the split with Van Halen

The rift between Sammy Hagar and his bandmates has become the stuff of legend, up to and include their fractured induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — which saw only Hagar and Michael Anthony appear. But is it all made up?

The Lowbots – The Lowbots (2010)

Musical fashions and fads may come and go, but in the end a band will always be judged solely by their songs. As long as the tunes are catchy and memorable, that is what is important.

‘Just a fantastic time': ELO’s Jeff Lynne remembers signature moments with the Beatles

‘Just a fantastic time': ELO’s Jeff Lynne remembers signature moments with the Beatles

For a confirmed Beatlemaniac like Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame, working with members of the Fab Four had always been a dream. Beginning in the late 1980s, every one of them came true.

Christian McBride and Inside Straight – People Music (2013)

Christian McBride and Inside Straight – People Music (2013)

Taking a page from Cannonball Adderley, who had a remarkable ability to take the complex and make it feel approachable, Christian McBride’s new album is as relatable as it is intense, as ebullient as it is substantive.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Bodhisattva [Live]” (1995)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Bodhisattva [Live]” (1995)

<<< BACKWARD (“Green Earrings [Live]“) ||| ONWARD (“Reelin’ In The Ywars [Live]“) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Victor’s taking a break from SDS this week and handing over the reigns to a real knowledgeable Steely Fan aficionado, Preston Frazier. Enjoy!