Archive for February 23rd, 2014

Johnny Winter – True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (2014)

Johnny Winter – True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (2014)

He rose to fame playing a flame-kissed fusion of blues rock alongside Rick Derringer, scoring huge turn-of-the-1970s hits on the pop charts. But Johnny Winter, as this 56-track, four-CD Legacy set makes utterly clear, couldn’t wait to get back to the blues.

On Second Thought: The Beach Boys, Elton John, Todd Rundgren – Almost Famous (2000)

A thoroughly great movie, Almost Famous is set in the early 1970s and revolves around the adventures of a teenage music journalist and a rock band called Stillwater.

The Doors – R-Evolution (2014)

The Doors – R-Evolution (2014)

The new video collection R-Evolution tracks the Doors, always a band delicately balanced on the cutting edge, as they made forays into the media of film — highlighting their influential contribution to early music videos.

Neneh Cherry – Blank Project (2014)

Wow, has it really been eighteen years since Neneh Cherry last put out an album? Maybe that fact is easy to overlook since she got together with the Scandinavian free jazz trio The Thing just a couple of years ago

Steely Dan Sunday, “Circus Money” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Circus Money” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Paging Audrey”) ||| ONWARD (“Selfish Gene”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Last week Victor explored the brilliant track “Paging Audrey” and declared it the most Steely Dan-like track on Walter Becker’s solo album, Circus Money. By contrast, the title track may represent the least Steely Dan like. Becker and producer Larry Klein built on an environmentRead More

‘They get in the way’: David Crosby on how drugs stunted his career, and his creativity

David Crosby says that by the time he turned himself into the FBI in 1985, having been plagued by a string of drug and weapons charges, he knew that he had reached a personal nadir. The thing is, though: The FBI didn’t.

Fleetwood Mac’s Jeremy Spencer – Conventry Blue (2014)

Fleetwood Mac’s Jeremy Spencer – Conventry Blue (2014)

Featuring additional recordings from the same sessions that produced Bend in the Road, Jeremy Spencer’s newest effort dives deeper into that 2012 project’s sense of varied experimentation. As such, it continues a remarkable comeback for a performer who seemed to only have two gears as a founding member of Fleetwood Mac — Elmore James or Buddy Holly.

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