Archive for December 1st, 2013

Bogdo Ula – The Return of the Sons of Ra (2013)

They gathered for five days at this countryside studio in Finland, plugging in and recording whatever happened.

Billy Preston – 16 Year Old Soul (1963; 2013 reissue)

For all of the unabridged amazement surrounding Billy Preston’s high school-aged mastery of both the bubbling jazz of Jimmy Smith and the lean Memphis R&B of Booker T. Jones, the truth is, he’d been at this a while.

‘At one point, I was experimenting’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley wasn’t always made up as Starchild

‘At one point, I was experimenting’: Kiss’ Paul Stanley wasn’t always made up as Starchild

Paul Stanley’s iconic star-themed make up is as much a part of his persona with Kiss as original songs like “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” and “Shout It Out Loud.” But it wasn’t always like that.

On Second Thought: The Draytones – Up In My Head (2008)

The Draytons emerged as an exciting new British three-piece band with their Byrds/Beatles/Kula Shaker hybrid on this, their debut album. I also detect a little bit of the La’s more shuffley sound

Steely Dan Sunday, “H Gang” (2006)

Steely Dan Sunday, “H Gang” (2006)

<<< BACKWARD (“Morph The Cat/Morph The Cat (Reprise)”) ||| ONWARD (“What I Do”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** It wasn’t a good sign when I couldn’t find my copy for the album Morph The Cat. On my list of Steely Dan/Becker/Fagen related album this one ranks at the bottom for a number of reasons.

‘We had to do something else’: How Journey moved on after Steve Perry’s departure

‘We had to do something else’: How Journey moved on after Steve Perry’s departure

For Journey, the absence of its lead singer from the road — no matter the radio magic that had come before — was setting the band up for certain disaster.

Colin Stranahan, Glenn Zaleski and Rick Rosato – Limitless (2013)

A somewhat reserved recording, Limitless is the second outing for the trio of Colin Stranahan (drums), Glenn Zaleski (piano) and Rick Rosato (bass). The follow-up to 2011’s Anticipation finds the group more evolved in some sense.