Archive for October 10th, 2013

The Band, “Up on Cripple Creek” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Up on Cripple Creek” from The Band (1969): Across the Great Divide

That the Band’s “Up on Cripple Creek” was difficult to capture on tape runs counter to everything you hear on this galloping moment of sheer joy.

Tony Grey – Elevation (2013)

There are more than a few jazz fusion bassists out there with outstanding dexterity, who’ve mastered every Jaco Pastorius lick and made some fusion record full of endlessly serpentine melodies.

The Byrds, Moby Grape, Zombies, Buckinghams – 60s Collector Classics Volume Two (1985)

The Byrds, Moby Grape, Zombies, Buckinghams – 60s Collector Classics Volume Two (1985)

Released back in the day when vinyl was still king, although compact discs were rapidly gaining ground and would soon seize the throne

One Track Mind: HSAS [Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith] – “Going Down” (2013)

One Track Mind: HSAS [Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith] – “Going Down” (2013)

The initial reaction, and it’s perfectly reasonable, might be that we hardly need another version of this blooze-rocking Sammy Hagar concert staple. Journey’s Neal Schon provides a new wrinkle