Archive for August 23rd, 2013

The Beatles, “Because” from Abbey Road (1969): Deep Beatles

For the next several columns, I will closely examine the legendary Abbey Road medley, their 16-minute magnum opus comprised of numerous song fragments. Where did these short works come from? How did they fit together so flawlessly?

Brian Wilson’s forthcoming solo album will also feature fellow Beach Boys alum Blondie Chaplin

Brian Wilson’s forthcoming solo album will also feature fellow Beach Boys alum Blondie Chaplin

Brian Wilson has already announced he’ll be working with Al Jardine and David Marks, both of whom joined him on the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary tour. But that’s not the only familiar face who’ll be on hand.

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Black Masquerade (2013)

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Black Masquerade (2013)

Detailing almost the precise moment that Ritchie Blackmore began his transition toward ren-faire rock, this 1995 Rainbow performance for Germany’s Rockpalast isn’t by any means essential — but it sure is interesting.

One Track Mind: Trombone Shorty, “Fire and Brimstone” from Say That to Say This (2013)

One Track Mind: Trombone Shorty, “Fire and Brimstone” from Say That to Say This (2013)

With a groove so sharp it cuts through the night, “Fire and Brimstone” bears no small amount of resemblance to the fonky-psychedelic rock style of Trombone Shorty’s former employer, Lenny Kravitz.

Merrell Fankhauser – Rainbow Bridge Revisited (2013)

Less than two months before he left his earthly body for greener pastures on September 18, 1970, guitar god Jimi Hendrix played a free concert on the slopes of Haleakala, a volcano located in Maui, Hawaii

The Friday Morning Listen: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum – Grand Opening and Closing (2001)

It seems like everywhere I look these days, there are new articles mashing up the related themes of the demise of the record business with the (so-called) evil of the new streaming services.

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