Archive for February 24th, 2014

One Track Mind: Asia, “Valkyrie” from Gravitas (2014)

Once the proposed title for the first album from this new iteration of Asia, “Valkyrie” finds John Wetton fashioning an epic tale of struggle and of redemption — something that couldn’t be further away from the compact pop of signature hits like “Heat of the Moment.”

Lorenzo Feliciati and Colin Edwin – Twinscapes (2014)

We never question the notion of two guitarists playing alongside each other but the idea of two bassists doubling up the low end still seems to be an exotic proposition.

Van Morrison aids Wings and Joe Cocker guitarist Henry McCullough: ‘It’s a huge help’

Van Morrison aids Wings and Joe Cocker guitarist Henry McCullough: ‘It’s a huge help’

Henry McCullough, the former Wings and Joe Cocker guitarist, is still dealing with the aftermath of a devastating heart attack suffered in late 2012, but he’s gotten some needed assistance from Van Morrison.

Throwing Muses – Purgatory/Paradise (2013)

There is no shame is admitting you don’t get the Throwing Muses or for that matter know who the Throwing Muses are.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “You’re Missing” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “You’re Missing” (2002)

When The Rising first came out, the meaning of the songs of pure loss — Empty Sky and You’re Missing in particular — could only come out of the context of the events of 9/11. Though you might be able to take the story of You’re Missing and apply it to say, a broken marriage or any sudden death, I’dRead More

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