Archive for June 12th, 2013

‘Unlike anything else that’s ever been done’: Adrian Belew on his amazing new solo venture

‘Unlike anything else that’s ever been done’: Adrian Belew on his amazing new solo venture

He’s had the idea for decades. Finally, technology has caught up.

‘Always wished they would bury the hatchet’: Friction sparked great work, before tearing Pink Floyd apart

‘Always wished they would bury the hatchet’: Friction sparked great work, before tearing Pink Floyd apart

Through Bob Ezrin uses words like “magical,” “illuminating” and “life altering” to describe his three-album run as producer with Pink Floyd, working with Roger Waters on The Wall was best described as “challenging.”

One Track Mind: The Beefeaters, “Don’t Hurt Me / Change My Mind” (1966)

Not to be confused with the Beefeaters who released a solitary single (“Please Let Me Love You/Don’t Be Long”) for the Elektra label in 1964 before switching their name to the Byrds and winging to the top of the charts

‘That’s what drives me’: John Oates still hopes to match career-defining moments like ‘She’s Gone’ again

‘That’s what drives me’: John Oates still hopes to match career-defining moments like ‘She’s Gone’ again

Hall and Oates’ last charting single — at No. 97 — was a 2004 cover of the Spinners’ “I’ll be Around.” Their most recent original Top 10 hit was 1988’s “Everything Your Heart Desires.” That doesn’t stop John Oates from trying.

Bobby Kapp – El Guero Azul (2013)

A New Jersey native living in Mexico, Bobby Kapp brings a sense of humor and fun to older classics and new originals that begins with the album’s title – “blue white boy” in Spanish.

‘I just sort of closed my eyes and played’: Rush’s Alex Lifeson selects his all-time favorite guitar solo

Though Neal Peart famously expressed his growing discomfort with fame through the lyrics of “Limelight,” guitarist Alex Lifeson has no such reservations about his solo on that familiar Rush tune: It’s his all-time favorite.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Alvin Lucier, “I Am Sitting In A Room” (1969)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Alvin Lucier, “I Am Sitting In A Room” (1969)

Now here’s a rather famous piece of process music. Composer Alvin Lucier teases out the resonant frequencies of a room by taping a recitation of a piece of text, playing that recording back out into the room, and then continuing on in a sort of infinite regression.

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