Archive for May 18th, 2013

Paul McCartney and Wings – Wings Over America (1976; 2013 reissue)

Paul McCartney and Wings – Wings Over America (1976; 2013 reissue)

It’s much easier, nearly four decades later, to separate the music from the moment when it comes to Wings Over America. Back then, this multi-disc concert souvenir from Paul McCartney seemed like a triumphant musical summation.

‘We don’t have the words’: Tony Levin reminisces on mystery of music with King Crimson fans

Though King Crimson has been inactive since 2009, bassist Tony Levin says their music remains a topic of conversation among fans who fondly remember the group — even if describing their experiences sometimes proves difficult.

Lykke Li, “Get Some” from Wounded Rhymes (2010): One Track Mind

Upon a rolling wave of buzzing beats and percussion pitched halfway between the Burundi borrowings of Bow Wow Wow and Gene Krupa’s “Sing Sing Sing,” comes indie-pop nymph Lykke Li with “Get Some.”

Ian Gillan on his humble beginnings with Deep Purple: ‘A jumble of jamming and endless racket’

Ian Gillan on his humble beginnings with Deep Purple: ‘A jumble of jamming and endless racket’

Ian Gillan, fresh off a triumphal return in Now What?! with Deep Purple, looks back at his lengthy career — beginning with his very first appearance with the band.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Tom Keifer, May 17, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Tom Keifer, May 17, 2013

At Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom, Monroe, La.: I’ve seen Tom Keifer a few times over the years with Cinderella, mostly in arenas and ampitheaters, and always left happy.

Inside Emerson Lake and Palmer’s amazing rotating piano stunt: ‘Keith actually hurt himself doing it’

Inside Emerson Lake and Palmer’s amazing rotating piano stunt: ‘Keith actually hurt himself doing it’

Greg Lake takes fans inside one of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s most spectacular 1970s-era concert stunts — when Keith Emerson would rise above the crowd playing a grand piano and turn 360 degrees.

Circa – Circa: 2007 (2013)

Circa – Circa: 2007 (2013)

Arriving in a period in which Yes wasn’t doing studio work, and including contributions from no less than five musicians with ties to the band, the comparisons for Circa came early and often. A new reissue from Cleopatra underscores the differences.

Allan Holdsworth – FLATTire (2001; 2013 reissue)

Allan Holdsworth – FLATTire (2001; 2013 reissue)

The turn of the millennium was a time of artistic resurgence for UK guitar lord Allan Holdsworth; with its stripped down arrangements and group improvisational freedom, Holdsworth got more from less out of Sixteen Men of Tain (2000).

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