Archive for July 18th, 2013

The Band, “Caledonia Mission” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Caledonia Mission” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s “Caledonia Mission” showcases Rick Danko as both a mournful and country-inflected singer, and as a rapturously melodic bass player.

‘I’m not interested in the past’: Elton John insists his new T Bone Burnett project isn’t about reminiscing

‘I’m not interested in the past’: Elton John insists his new T Bone Burnett project isn’t about reminiscing

Elton John, providing a sneak peek into his upcoming album The Diving Board, says he doesn’t know how fans will receive producer T Bone Burnett’s stripped-down, rootsy approach. “That’s part and parcel of the excitement,” he adds.

The Knack – Serious Fun (1991): Forgotten series

The Knack – Serious Fun (1991): Forgotten series

Summer 1979 saw the Knack scurry straight to the top of the charts everywhere with a song that remains the epitome of power pop holiness.

John Oates on “How Does It Feel,” “Adult Education,”Do What You Want” + others : Gimme Five

John Oates on “How Does It Feel,” “Adult Education,”Do What You Want” + others : Gimme Five

John Oates’ on-going Good Road to Follow singles series continued this week with the release on Tuesday of “Don’t Cross Me Wrong,” a song co-written by producer Vince Gill.

‘I thought they were going to take me with them!’: Foreigner’s Mick Jones on meeting the Beatles

‘I thought they were going to take me with them!’: Foreigner’s Mick Jones on meeting the Beatles

At just 19 years old, guitarist Mick Jones found himself opening for Beatles at the Paris Olympia as a sideman with Silvie Vartan. Before you knew it, they were drinking buddies.

Karen Souza – Hotel Souza (2013)

Embarking on a stay at Hotel Souza is a lot like sinking into silky, cool but familiar sheets. There’s a decidedly old-fashioned air to Karen Souza’s follow-up to her debut Essentials

‘I don’t think you look to repeat those things’: Emerson Lake and Palmer provides high standard for Greg Lake

‘I don’t think you look to repeat those things’: Emerson Lake and Palmer provides high standard for Greg Lake

Even as he acknowledges that Emerson Lake and Palmer’s first five albums were some of his best work, Greg Lake doubts that the creative stars will align like that ever again.