Archive for June 5th, 2013

Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

Paul McCartney, in his green metal suit, prepares once again to shoot up the city. And the ring at the end of his nose (oh, yes it does) makes him look rather pretty. And just like that, Rockshow — this once lost artifact — is underway.

Something Else! sneak peek: Hawkwind’s Nik Turner, “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Hawkwind’s Nik Turner, “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” (2013)

Beginning with an anthematic countdown to liftoff, the lead song from Nik Turner’s forthcoming Cleopatra Records studio effort couldn’t sound less like its name. “Fallen Angel STS-51-L,” quite simply, begins with all engines firing.

JD Allen, Fightin’ to the Edge of the Grave: Something Else! Interview

We continue today with the second installment of David Greenberg’s three-part talk with JD Allen, as the saxophonist discusses developing confidence as a young player, participating in the good fight, and how music influences us

‘I was most embarrassingly wrong’: A shocking discovery about the flute for Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

‘I was most embarrassingly wrong’: A shocking discovery about the flute for Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

When Ian Anderson, then an itinerant guitar player, decided to focus on the flute, he did it in a largely self-taught way. As a result some unorthodox elements found their way into his style — not that you could initially convince the Jethro Tull frontman of that.

Book of Three (Taylor Ho Bynum, John Hébert, Gerald Cleaver) – Continuum [2012] (2013)

Book of Three (Taylor Ho Bynum, John Hébert, Gerald Cleaver) – Continuum [2012] (2013)

Given the stature within improvised music circles of Taylor Ho Bynum (trumpet), John Hébert (bass) and Gerald Cleaver (drums), any new release by these guys should be greeted with great interest

‘We brought our own!’: Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler was forced to smuggle gum into Singapore

‘We brought our own!’: Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler was forced to smuggle gum into Singapore

Aerosmith’s on-going world tour in support of their new album Music from Another Dimension is taking Steven Tyler and Co. into some never-before-played locales — and some very hot ones, too.

Blue-Eyed Son – Shadows on the Son EP (2013)

When self-described SoCal “sonic surf smoke punk” band 40 Watt Domain imploded in the early 2000s, front man and songwriter Andrew Heilprin hit the beach. Literally.

‘We did what inspired us’: Bob Ezrin on creating a throwback triumph with Deep Purple

‘We did what inspired us’: Bob Ezrin on creating a throwback triumph with Deep Purple

For producer Bob Ezrin, who’s worked on signature recordings with Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper and countless others, working with Deep Purple meant a chance to return to rock’s rebel ways.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Negativland, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For [Radio Mix]” (1991)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Negativland, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For [Radio Mix]” (1991)

Like WTF Wednesday alumnus John Oswald, the outlier troupe Negativland gained much notoriety with sampling that flouted the boundaries between fair use and outright unauthorized copying of another artist’s material.

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