Archive for October, 2013

The Band, “Rockin’ Chair” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Rockin’ Chair” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

That a group of men in their 20s, as the Band were at this moment, could say so much about the pull of old ways remains simply remarkable.

Halloween special: Glass Hammer, “Cool Air” (2013)

Halloween special: Glass Hammer, “Cool Air” (2013)

“Cool Air,” Glass Hammer’s contribution to the recent The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft: A Synphonic Collection, will provide a chill-raising scare on this Halloween.

Art Pepper – Unreleased Art, Vol. VIII, Live At The Winery September 6, 1976 (2013)

Art Pepper – Unreleased Art, Vol. VIII, Live At The Winery September 6, 1976 (2013)

In 2007, twenty five years after Art Pepper’s death, his widow Laurie began issuing concert recordings of her late husband covering the period of his remarkable renaissance of the last seven years of his life.

Forgotten series: Jet Harris and Tony Meehan – Diamonds and Other Gems: The Complete Singles (2008)

True to its name, this is a complete singles collection of ex-Shadows bassist Jet Harris and drummer Tony Meehan, recorded between 1962-1964 both as a duo and as solo artists for Decca UK.

Steve Berlin, of Los Lobos: Something Else! Interview

Steve Berlin, of Los Lobos: Something Else! Interview

The release this week of Disconnected in New York, a nervy live rethinking of Los Lobo’s ever-intriguing catalog, has given long-time member/producer Steve Berlin a chance to reflect.

Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt (2013)

Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt (2013)

For all the indications of Pearl Jam’s gloomy nature, that’s never been the opinion of yours truly.

One Track Mind: Clarence J. Johnson III, “Watch Him Work” from Watch Him Work (2013)

The last time New Orleanian saxophonist Clarence Johnson III made a record, it was still the 1900s.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: Lullaby Versions of John Lennon (2013)

Reviewing an album of lullabies may seem unusual for us at Something Else! Reviews. However, music fans who are also parents can agree on two things

Gimme Five: Bob Dylan – The Complete Album Collection, Volume 1 (2013)

Gimme Five: Bob Dylan – The Complete Album Collection, Volume 1 (2013)

Where to start with this sprawling 43-disc behemoth, chronicling every album Bob Dylan has issued to date over five decades between 1962-2012?

WTF?! Wednesdays: Lou Reed and Metallica – Lulu (2011)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Lou Reed and Metallica – Lulu (2011)

Well, Lou Reed has passed away and now it is time to praise what has been scientifically determined to be the worst rock album of all time