Archive for May 30th, 2013

John Oates on a new solo project, life after Hall and Oates’ heyday: ‘Really, it’s uncharted territory’

John Oates on a new solo project, life after Hall and Oates’ heyday: ‘Really, it’s uncharted territory’

“We’re experimenting,” John Oates admits, in this exclusive Something Else! Sitdown. “We’re looking at it a little bit differently.”

One Track Mind: The Romantics – “Little White Lies / I Can’t Tell You Anything” (1977)

Detroit, Michigan has forever been known for its great music, and the Romantics are just one of many special bands born in the city.

The Band, “Yazoo Street Scandal” from The Basement Tapes (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Yazoo Street Scandal” from The Basement Tapes (1968): Across the Great Divide

The carnal, harrowing “Yazoo Street Scandal” points directly to subsequent triumphs for Levon Helm and the Band like “The Weight” and “Ophelia.”

Slobber Pup – Black Aces (2013)

What if early Soft Machine had a serious blues bent and hired an ace guitarist? Slobber Pup. What if Last Exit had swapped Peter Brötzmann for Larry Young? Slobber Pup. What if the Band of Gypsies had been strictly an instrumental outlet for Jimi Hendrix’s burgeoning fusion leanings? Slobber Pup.

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