Archive for December 10th, 2013

Post-Steve Perry songs by Journey: Gimme Five

Post-Steve Perry songs by Journey: Gimme Five

Steve Perry has been gone for far, far longer than he ever was actually in Journey.

One Track Mind: Iggy Pop, “White Christmas” from Psych-Out Christmas (2013)

One Track Mind: Iggy Pop, “White Christmas” from Psych-Out Christmas (2013)

Appropriately subtitled “Guitar Stooge Version,” this meth-freak version “White Christmas” is enough to have Bing Crosby spinning at coffin-melting speeds.

‘He plays so musically’: All-Starr Band-mate Gregg Bissonette on the magic of Ringo Starr

‘He plays so musically’: All-Starr Band-mate Gregg Bissonette on the magic of Ringo Starr

Many have tried to untangle the mysteries of Ringo Starr’s drumming — why it works when it looks so ungainly, how he remains so definitively in the pocket with so little effort.

‘All of those hippies got quiet’: Inside Otis Redding’s breakout performance at Monterey Pop

‘All of those hippies got quiet’: Inside Otis Redding’s breakout performance at Monterey Pop

Otis Redding made his signature debut before a predominantly white audience at the Monterey Pop Festival, and those who were on stage with him say the moment still resonates more than 45 years later.

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

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

The incredible perfection showcased on Boston’s 1976 self-titled debut album astonished fans, as well as most music critics. The songwriting of the highest quality, and the playing technique of Tom Scholz was from another planet.

Almost Hits: The Music Machine, “The People In Me” (1967)

Almost Hits: The Music Machine, “The People In Me” (1967)

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, the Music Machine included lead singer and rhythm guitarist Sean Bonniwell, lead guitarist Mark Landon, bassist Keith Olsen, organist Doug Rhodes and drummer Ron Edgar.

Juaneco Y Su Combo: The Birth Of Jungle Cumbia (2013)

I always think of music born from culture as being a purely organic thing. Say, the country blues of the American south; the chants of Tibet; the music of the Sufis. But here we have a counterexample

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