Archive for November 15th, 2013

Cass McCombs – Big Wheel And Others (2013)

I find it necessary to make it clear that it takes a whole lot of patience to listen to the good 90 minutes of music on Big Wheel And Others.

Chance meeting led to groundbreaking Booker T. and the MGs lineup: ‘A complete coincidence’

Chance meeting led to groundbreaking Booker T. and the MGs lineup: ‘A complete coincidence’

Booker T. and MGs were pioneers of funky-cool soul and Civil Rights-era forward thinking. But it might not have happened, but for a chance meeting at a local Memphis record shop.

One Track Mind: Saga, “On the Loose” from Spin It Again!: Live in Munich (2013)

As “On the Loose” lifts off — first with the insectile thrill of Jim Gilmour’s keyboards, then with a full-throated roar from Michael Sadler — Saga’s new live set all but sells itself.

‘Not really sure where we got that tag’: Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin isn’t a heavy metal band

‘Not really sure where we got that tag’: Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin isn’t a heavy metal band

Led Zeppelin has often been credited as a foundational group in the early days of heavy metal. But actually being a heavy metal band? Jimmy Page, a died-in-the-wool blues guy, begs to differ.

‘You know what? A real band plays live’: Rush’s Neil Peart on why he’ll never retire again

‘You know what? A real band plays live’: Rush’s Neil Peart on why he’ll never retire again

As Rush prepares to release Clockwork Angels Tour, Neil Peart discusses the moment when — after a brief retirement from concert performances — he decided that he had to return to the road.

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

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

One of the most tender and moving sections of the Abbey Road medley, “Golden Slumbers” features Paul McCartney at his best.

Scott Amendola and Charlie Hunter – Pucker (2013)

Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola have been performing together in perfect symmetry on and off for twenty years, now. But the master guitarist and master drummer each own two distinctively different songwriting styles

The Friday Morning Listen: R.E.M. – Dead Letter Office (1987)

When’s the last time you sat down and wrote somebody a letter? Have you ever done it?

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