Archive for April 1st, 2014

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Fooled Again [I Don’t Like It]” (1976): Into the Great Wide Open

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Fooled Again [I Don’t Like It]” (1976): Into the Great Wide Open

“Fooled Again,” with Tom Petty’s snarling vocals and the band’s equally intense performance, sets up a successful blueprint for later hits.

Gus G. – I Am the Fire (2014)

With Ozzy focusing on Black Sabbath and Firewind on a hiatus, guitarist Gus G. found himself with a little time on his hands, resulting in his first solo album, I Am the Fire.

One Track Mind: Joe Henry, “Lead Me On” from Invisible Hour (2014)

This is a love story, told from inside a heart — not meant for public consumption, in the broadest sense of the word. This isn’t How I Met Your Mother; it’s how I found a way to express something that maybe only I understand.

Built to Spill, Glen Hansard, Carl Broemel – Bob Dylan in the 80s: Volume One (2014)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of waning religious zeal and disco experimentation, the epoch of brilliant outtakes like “Blind Willie McTell” and lackluster releases like Down in the Groove.

Forgotten Series: Earth Quake – Why Don’t You Try Me? (1972)

Formed 1966 and initially called Purple Earth Quake, this Berkeley, California-based band was not only a permanent presence on the Bay Area music scene for more than a decade, but they gathered loyal followings throughout scattered pockets of the world

Abe Ovadia – Three by Three (2014)

Nearly a year ago, I wrote a review about a stellar performance by Abe Ovadia — a young up and coming guitarist who creates his own rules and is an imitation of no one.

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