Archive for August 1st, 2013

Gimme Five: More 1980s fusion albums that don’t, you know, suck

Gimme Five: More 1980s fusion albums that don’t, you know, suck

A couple of years ago I set out to shine a light on stellar fusion records in a decade where the genre started running out of ideas, passion and gumption.

Best of July 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Journey, Sammy Hagar — and Miley Cyrus?!

Best of July 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Journey, Sammy Hagar — and Miley Cyrus?!

Readers flocked to content focusing on Led Zeppelin solo projects, partial Journey reunions, Sammy Hagar’s Van Halen years, a key late-period Bob Dylan project and the Beatles, of course. But Miley Cyrus?

The Band, “We Can Talk” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “We Can Talk” from Music from Big Pink (1968): Across the Great Divide

In some ways, “We Can Talk” is also another perfect distillation of what made – what makes – the Band such an endlessly fascinating study.

Forgotten series: The Kingsmen – On Campus (1965)

Springing forth from Portland, Oregon, the Kingsmen dashed to the No. 2 spot on the national charts late in 1963 with a tune that was totally different than anything else going on at the time.

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