Archive for July 17th, 2013

Tinsley Ellis – Get It! (2013)

Tinsley Ellis’ almost feral attack on the guitar is put aside for more considered riffs and melodies on his first-ever all-instrumental release, the brilliantly un-volcanic, endlessly varied Get It!

‘I hated singing it; it’s just a bit embarrassing’: Jeff Beck discusses his least-favorite career moment

‘I hated singing it; it’s just a bit embarrassing’: Jeff Beck discusses his least-favorite career moment

You’re far more likely to hear him play the B-side’s proto-metal triumph “Beck’s Bolero,” yet Jeff Beck can’t quite shake his jokey 1967 solo-debut single “Hi Ho Silver Lining” — if only because it’s become a soccer anthem.

Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus (2013)

Electronic music as a whole is something I’ve found hard to embrace, although Squarepusher is one of those exceptions because there’s a jazz undercurrent in his type of circuit-bent music.

‘Well, the others aren’t here yet’: Ian Anderson on how his solo work evolved out of Jethro Tull

‘Well, the others aren’t here yet’: Ian Anderson on how his solo work evolved out of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson says the impulse to work as a solo artist — something that led to his release of Thick as a Brick 2 without the Jethro Tull label — goes all the way back to the sessions for 1971’s Aqualung.

Deep Cuts: Led Zeppelin solo projects from Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones

Deep Cuts: Led Zeppelin solo projects from Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones

For most Led Zeppelin fans, the group’s canonical releases between 1969’s self-titled debut and 1979’s In Through the Out Door are consumptive enough that they needn’t bother with the solo efforts that followed.

Steve Lukather on Toto’s sweeping impact as sidemen: ‘We’ve had our hands in a lot of what’s happened’

Steve Lukather on Toto’s sweeping impact as sidemen: ‘We’ve had our hands in a lot of what’s happened’

In putting together promotional material for Toto’s 35th anniversary tour, which makes a rare swing through America beginning in August, Steve Lukather says their manager came upon a staggering number.

‘I was a candidate to produce a Rush album’: How Yes’ Chris Squire almost helmed Grace Under Pressure

Did Yes’ Chris Squire — a notable influence on bassist Geddy Lee — almost end up producing Rush’s Grace Under Pressure back in 1984?

WTF?! Wednesdays: Peter Brotzmann, “F*ck de Boere” (1970)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Peter Brotzmann, “F*ck de Boere” (1970)

Whenever Peter Brötzmann brings his reeds, he brings the wood, too. That’s the case today just as much as it was the case during his career-defining Machine Gun days.

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