Archive for September 22nd, 2013

Bryan Ferry – Live in Lyon (2013)

Bryan Ferry – Live in Lyon (2013)

Bryan Ferry’s witty combining of art-rock musical constructions, post-modern lyrical detachment and Sinatra-esque couture can be subsumed at times by his unfocused career choices.

Zevious – Passing Through The Wall (2013)

When Zevious first started out in 2006, they were like any guitar/acoustic bass/drums jazz trio, but soon after their self-titled 2007 debut, they decided they didn’t want to be like any jazz trio.

Forgotten series: The Easybeats – Falling Off the Edge of the World (1968)

Forgotten series: The Easybeats – Falling Off the Edge of the World (1968)

Although they were a bona fide phenomenon in their home base of Australia, the Easybeats to the rest of the planet are basically remembered for two things.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Things I Miss The Most” (2003)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Things I Miss The Most” (2003)

<<< BACKWARD (“The Last Mall”) ||| ONWARD (“Blues Beach”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Metaphors, sarcasm, downright snarkiness are but a few of the characteristics of a Steely Dan song. The song ”Things I Miss The Most” doesn’t have these telltale Steely Dan signs yet still ranks among their best because of what it does contain.

‘I actually never thought it would do that well’: Genesis’ Mike Rutherford on the longevity of Mike and the Mechanics

‘I actually never thought it would do that well’: Genesis’ Mike Rutherford on the longevity of Mike and the Mechanics

Mike Rutherford started Mike and the Mechanics at the height of Genesis’ pop-chart dominance and — in a weird happenstance — this side project has outlived his main band.

Roosevelt Sykes – The Original Honeydripper (1978; 2013 reissue)

Roosevelt Sykes is due for a hipster reevaluation. Ever adaptable, there’s something for every fan of roots music to be found in this pianist’s incredibly varied repertoire.

‘I lost it, because it’s very emotional’: A Beach Boys cover song moves the Beatles’ Paul McCartney to tears

‘I lost it, because it’s very emotional’: A Beach Boys cover song moves the Beatles’ Paul McCartney to tears

Even Paul McCartney has his fanboy moments. Joining together with Brian Wilson to sing the Beach Boys’ legendary “God Only Knows,” it turns out, was one of them.

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