Archive for March 2nd, 2014

One Track Mind: The Robert Cray Band, “You Move Me” from In My Soul (2014)

One Track Mind: The Robert Cray Band, “You Move Me” from In My Soul (2014)

Robert Cray switches producers for his second album in two years for Mascot/Provogue, but keeps the same visceral guitar presence on the advance single “You Move Me.” It’s bright, then serrated — and always right up front — throughout this loping paean to wobbly-kneed passion.

The Fakeband – Shining On Everyone (2014)

Don’t be deceived by the name, because the Fakeband are flesh and blood musicians who play their own instruments, write their own songs, and create music that’s as pure and sincere as the heart of a saint.

‘We’re all playing at a different level’: Neal Schon at work on three albums with Journey connections

‘We’re all playing at a different level’: Neal Schon at work on three albums with Journey connections

The prospects of another Journey album remain unclear, but that doesn’t mean guitarist Neal Schon is sitting idly by. In fact, he’s working on three projects, all of them with Journey connections.

Dave Stryker – Eight Track (2014)

A few years ago, a great guitarist from the Midwest went back to the soothing pop melodies of the mid-60s to the mid-70s — his formative years — and in doing so took us all back, too.

Deep Cuts: Byrds legend Gene Clark’s ‘Strength of Strings,’ ‘Polly,’ ‘Lonely Saturday,’ others

Deep Cuts: Byrds legend Gene Clark’s ‘Strength of Strings,’ ‘Polly,’ ‘Lonely Saturday,’ others

Gene Clark, a founding member of the Byrds and one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most intriguing troubadours, has always been suspended in the gray area between obscurity and popularity.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Selfish Gene” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Selfish Gene” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Circus Money”) ||| ONWARD (“Do You Remember The Name”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Sweet little baby from the hills somewhere, here’s a pretty lovebud for your hair…”. Is this how old Manhattan producer-types start their sex raps on Manalo wearing wafs? Well, according to Walter Becker’s track, “Selfish Gene”, yes, and apparently this tactic worksRead More

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