Archive for March 1st, 2014

One Track Mind: Electric Litany, “Feather Of Ecstasy” from Enduring Days You Will Overcome (2014)

The surprise, really, isn’t how much this sounds like classic-era Joy Division. Electric Litany has made a quick name for itself with its synthy, melancholic etherealism. It’s the presence at the boards of one Alan Parsons. Yes, of Pink Floyd and “Eye in the Sky” fame.

‘I thought it was a little petty’: Carl Palmer opens up on Emerson Lake and Powell

‘I thought it was a little petty’: Carl Palmer opens up on Emerson Lake and Powell

Carl Palmer is still stung bit over the time ELP reformed in the mid-1980s, except with Cozy Powell drumming alongside Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. When Emerson Lake and Powell, featuring the single “Touch and Go,” arrived in June 1986, Palmer had been working with Asia

2 Taks Back – Downtown (2014)

The Indianapolis-based 2 Taks Back have switched lead guitarists and bassists since 2012’s Coming Home – and yet, little has actually changed since vocalist Curtis Hartsook and Chris Dunlap founded the band years ago.

Tom Tallitsch – Ride (2014)

Two years after Heads of Tales , a searing date backed by Jared Gold, Mark Ferber and David Allen, tenor saxman Tom Tallitsch returns with another strong crew for Ride

‘We just don’t do that song’: Ricky Phillips wants Styx to dig deep for classic track

‘We just don’t do that song’: Ricky Phillips wants Styx to dig deep for classic track

Ricky Phillips has been lobbying for a classic Styx song since his arrival in the band in 2003, and yet he says the dynamics of creating a concert setlist haven’t allowed them to bring it back.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Turnaround” (1980)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Turnaround” (1980)

Like a lot of young guys growing up in the 70s, I fell in love with the electric guitar. I didn’t get my first instrument until my late teens and really didn’t start playing in earnest until my early 20s.

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