Archive for December 30th, 2013

Beth Hart, “Baddest Blues” from Where Blues Meets  Rock Vol. 9 (2014): One Track Mind

Beth Hart, “Baddest Blues” from Where Blues Meets Rock Vol. 9 (2014): One Track Mind

Beth Hart has crafted a reputation for scalding, Joplin-esque barnburners — and you might be expecting “Baddest Blues” to follow suit. Think again.

‘It was just hell’: Early boost from Neil Young came with strings for Linda Ronstadt

‘It was just hell’: Early boost from Neil Young came with strings for Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt gained some of her earliest national exposure working with Neil Young, singing backup on his lone No. 1 single in 1972, after her own solo debut flopped, and serving as his warm-up act in 1974. Not that it always went all that well.

On Second Thought: Rosanne Cash – Interiors (1990)

On Second Thought: Rosanne Cash – Interiors (1990)

A lot of people are good a composing year-end lists. Taking that a step further, a friend asked me and a group of acquaintances to list our favorite 10 CDs of all time

Keith Emerson opens up on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s ‘Love Beach’: ‘Let’s tell you the truth’

Keith Emerson opens up on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s ‘Love Beach’: ‘Let’s tell you the truth’

Emerson Lake and Palmer’s 1978 album Love Beach has been universally derided for its period-piece yacht-rock cover. Keith Emerson is ready to come to its defense.

Gimme Five: Worst-ever Original Lineup Kiss Songs

Gimme Five: Worst-ever Original Lineup Kiss Songs

Their recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction has a lot of fans romanticizing Kiss’ original lineup. It wasn’t all “Deuce” and “God of Thunder,” however.

‘How are we going to make that work?’: Moment of inspiration sparked a familiar Stax hit

‘How are we going to make that work?’: Moment of inspiration sparked a familiar Stax hit

Steve Cropper’s first reaction when Eddie Floyd said he wanted to write something about superstitions was rather circumspect: “Doesn’t Stevie Wonder already have a song about that?”

Jeremy, Pete Best Band, Lemon Clocks – Sweet Relief: Love is Everywhere (2013)

Jeremy, Pete Best Band, Lemon Clocks – Sweet Relief: Love is Everywhere (2013)

Promoting a very worthy cause, Sweet Relief is series where all proceeds go to victims of natural disasters.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Nothing Man” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Nothing Man” (2002)

Various reports state that this song was written long before the 9/11 incident and was brought forward (and perhaps updated) for its release.

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