Archive for December 27th, 2013

‘It was just a thrill to play’: Roger McGuinn on the Byrds’ breakthrough Bob Dylan interpretation

‘It was just a thrill to play’: Roger McGuinn on the Byrds’ breakthrough Bob Dylan interpretation

The Byrds’ breakthrough single, a charttopping 1965 version of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man,” came to them almost by accident — and created quite a rift along the way.

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Every one has had their individual say, made their choices, argued the point. Now, it’s time for consensus ruling from the bench: Here is The Official™ Top 10 for 2013 from Something Else!

fDeluxe – Live & Tight … As a Funk Fiends’ Fix (2013)

I’m not paranoid — usually — but the band fDeluxe has it in for me.

‘We’d turned into rock stars from outer space’: Hall and Oates transition away from folk wasn’t always easy

‘We’d turned into rock stars from outer space’: Hall and Oates transition away from folk wasn’t always easy

Hall and Oates’ transition from early folk performers into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-bound mixers of R&B, rock and pop wasn’t without its bumps in the road.

Movies: Stan Getz Quartet – Live At Montreux 1972 (2013)

Movies: Stan Getz Quartet – Live At Montreux 1972 (2013)

It seems that in the early seventies, many of the notable jazz musicians of the sixties went electric and dabbled in fusion.

‘The best record we would ever make’: Stevie Nicks on how Buckingham Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac

‘The best record we would ever make’: Stevie Nicks on how Buckingham Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks remembers the moment that her initial musical partnership with Lindsey Buckingham as a duo hits its low point — and how an invite to Fleetwood Mac changed everything.

The Friday Morning Listen: Jack Kerouac – Blues and Haikus (1959)

There are have been some strange coincidences lately. I’m not the kind of person to attach any significance to such things but still, it does make you shake your head.