Elton John was a star on the rise in 1973, having gained critical and commercial success in the UK and U.S. in just a few years.
Archive for March 25th, 2014
Barb Jungr has a powerful tool in the box — and that is her voice. Combine this with the powerful songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, and a group of good musicians, and you have something which has the potential to blow your mind
Beginning with an elastic beat, “Dark Sunglasses” might have heralded a next-gen moment of pop-song modernity for Chrissie Hynde, except that the rest of it has all of the haunty, ball-busting attitude you’ve come to expect from every great Pretenders track going back to the 1970s.
It would be fair to assume, while listening to Hall and Oates’ No. 1 smash hits “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” and “Maneater,” that they are about relationships gone bad. But you know what happens when you assume, right?
Some twenty-five years ago when compact discs began to overtake vinyl as the music media of choice, I joined one of those mail-order record clubs as a way to quickly build up a foundation for my fledgling CD collection.
It’s no secret bands containing family members operate on telepathic frequencies. From the Everly Brothers to the Beach Boys to the Kinks to the Bee Gees to the Cowsills to the Jackson Five to AC/DC, such a rapport is clearly evident.