Archive for December 20th, 2013

‘We were a little luckier’: Booker T. and the MGs stood apart from the standard house band

‘We were a little luckier’: Booker T. and the MGs stood apart from the standard house band

As part of Booker T. and the MGs, Steve Cropper played on countless hits, though often the record-buying public had no idea of their involvement. The guitar legend explains why that never mattered.

Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins – Sluggo!: Super Deluxe Edition (1997; 2013 reissue)

Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins – Sluggo!: Super Deluxe Edition (1997; 2013 reissue)

That Sluggo! — perhaps Mike Keneally’s first, best album of real songcraft — came together at all, considering the circumstances, remains something of a miracle.

‘It was about personal experience’: Roger Waters says Pink Floyd never played space rock

‘It was about personal experience’: Roger Waters says Pink Floyd never played space rock

For too long, founder Roger Waters says, Pink Floyd has been saddled with a genre designation that he finds laughably inappropriate: Space rock. He says the band was always anything but

‘I probably should have done it sooner’: Peter Cetera compares end with Chicago to bad marriage

‘I probably should have done it sooner’: Peter Cetera compares end with Chicago to bad marriage

Peter Cetera left Chicago in the wake of its biggest album ever, the six-times platinum 1985 smash 17, and has no regrets more than three decades later.

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Rock, Pop, Country, Whatever): Black Sabbath, Billy Joe + Norah, Moby

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Rock, Pop, Country, Whatever): Black Sabbath, Billy Joe + Norah, Moby

Somehow, I ended up with a fair amount of country-ish material on this year’s list. How did that happen?

One Track Mind: Richard X. Heyman “I Can’t Wait” (2013)

One Track Mind: Richard X. Heyman “I Can’t Wait” (2013)

How wonderful it would be if we celebrated the spirit of holiday season all year long: Good cheer abounds, delicious edibles are everywhere, and last but not least there’s never a shortage of superb music to listen to.

‘He’s a real dark force now’: Queen’s Roger Taylor on how Adam Lambert has grown

‘He’s a real dark force now’: Queen’s Roger Taylor on how Adam Lambert has grown

Roger Taylor is recognizing a maturation in Adam Lambert over the course of their collaborative relationship in Queen — calling the Idol finalist “a real dark force now.”

The Friday Morning Listen: Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

My favorite part of this season, media wise, has always been that speech that Linus gives during A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s about the true meaning of Christmas