Archive for December 3rd, 2013

Neil Young – Live at the Cellar Door (2013)

Neil Young – Live at the Cellar Door (2013)

This denuded 1970 solo live date, situated subsequent to the newly released After the Gold Rush and before his equally well-received Harvest, finds Neil Young at the peak of his ruminative powers.

Exclusive stream: Badfinger’s Joey Molland, “Walk Out in the Rain” from Return to Memphis (2013)

Exclusive stream: Badfinger’s Joey Molland, “Walk Out in the Rain” from Return to Memphis (2013)

Joey Molland returns for his first solo album since 2001’s This Way Up, and it’s unlike anything from the guitarist’s seminal power pop work with Badfinger. Check out the album’s opening cut here!

‘He literally blew me away’: Steve Cropper’s surprising choice for favorite electric guitarist

‘He literally blew me away’: Steve Cropper’s surprising choice for favorite electric guitarist

Steve Cropper has claimed his share of accolades as a guitarist, finishing at No. 35 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest and while ending up at No. 2 on the Mojo list. But who’s his favorite?

Almost Hits: Bobby Caldwell, “Coming Down From Love” (1980)

Almost Hits: Bobby Caldwell, “Coming Down From Love” (1980)

Here’s the answer to that question, “what to do for an encore after such a note-perfect quiet storm groove tune as ‘What You Won’t Do For Love’?”

Xiu Xiu – NINA (2013)

Xiu Xiu vocalist Jamie Stewart enlists Ches Smith and These Arches to record a Nina Simone tribute record. The resulting NINA is one of the weirdest records of 2013.

On Second Thought: Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

On Second Thought: Boston – Life, Love and Hope (2013)

There was a time when Boston could do no wrong. Their 1976 debut album dominated the rock scene with that signature combination of Tom Scholz’ guitar cathedrals and Brad Delp’s soaring vocals.

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