Archive for October 18th, 2013

Marquis Hill – The Poet (2013)

The third time is the charm…just like the first and second times. Chicago’s rising star trumpet player Marquis Hill wowed us just two years ago with his New Gospel debut, and quickly confirmed with Sounds of the City the following year that it was no fluke. Next week The Poet keeps the album-a-year ritual going

Deep Beatles: “Polythene Pam” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Polythene Pam” from Abbey Road (1969)

One of John Lennon’s more underrated compositions, “Polythene Pam” fits perfectly with the preceding Abbey Road fragment “Mean Mr. Mustard.”

Forgotten series: King Harvest – Dancing In The Moonlight (1973)

Due to a big soulful chorus, a funky pop touch and good time vibe, “Dancing In The Moonlight” could understandably be mistaken as a Three Dog Night song.

One Track Mind: Pixel, “Space” (2013)

That indie-jazz band out of Norway Pixel sure had an irresistible song on their hands last year with the sassy number “Call Me,” part an overall catchy set of songs called Reminder.

Ian Gillan wasn’t sorry to see Ritchie Blackmore go: ‘It would have been the end of Deep Purple’

Ian Gillan wasn’t sorry to see Ritchie Blackmore go: ‘It would have been the end of Deep Purple’

With time comes nostalgia, for the way we want to remember things — rather, sometimes, than the way they actually were. Such is the case, Ian Gillan argues, with Deep Purple fans and Ritchie Blackmore.

Tears for Fears – The Hurting: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2013)

Tears for Fears – The Hurting: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2013)

The Hurting is the kind of album that gets deeper, and deeper still, the longer you listen. Thirty years haven’t changed that, as this newly remixed and expanded version of Tears for Fears’ 1983 debut shows.

‘One of the best shows Yes ever did’: The threat of gun fire in Argentina didn’t slow Jon Anderson

‘One of the best shows Yes ever did’: The threat of gun fire in Argentina didn’t slow Jon Anderson

Yes arrived in Argentina with “Owner of a Lonely Heart” in their back pocket as a charttopping smash. Turns out, however, that the date was still a bit too close to the end of the Falklands War.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Rivieras – California Sun: The Best of the Rivieras (2000)

When I say that I’m not particularly fond of California, people look at me like I’ve just said that I don’t like breathing, or could do without sex or something.