Archive for May 8th, 2014

‘We get chills when we hear them’: Christine McVie previews new Fleetwood Mac music

‘We get chills when we hear them’: Christine McVie previews new Fleetwood Mac music

After 15 years away, McVie struggles to put her Fleetwood Mac reunion into words: “It’s very, very exciting and very, very — I don’t know.”

Peter Brotzmann, John Edwards, Jason Adasiewicz, Steve Noble – Mental Shake (2014)

Peter Brotzmann, John Edwards, Jason Adasiewicz, Steve Noble – Mental Shake (2014)

This is what free jazz is all about. Period.

A glimpse into the Monkees’ early musicmaking: ‘We weren’t consulted’

A glimpse into the Monkees’ early musicmaking: ‘We weren’t consulted’

The Monkees initially recorded scores of one-take classics by songwriting legends before taking control of their own careers.

One Track Mind: Tigran, “Erishta” from Shadow Theater (2013)

For whatever reason, we don’t often see the collision of pop music and art rock anymore.

The Band, “Remedy” from Jericho (1993): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Remedy” from Jericho (1993): Across the Great Divide

“It was powerful, a little bit more rock ‘n’ roll version,” Jim Weider says of the Band’s 1990s-era lineup, “and it fit the times.”

‘Really magical, very powerful’: King Crimson to release Starless: Live In Europe

‘Really magical, very powerful’: King Crimson to release Starless: Live In Europe

As a multi-disc October set of live recordings from the early 1970s is announced, John Wetton remembers those heady times with King Crimson.

Incognito – Amplified Soul (2014)

‘Amplified Soul’ is Incognito’s usual great stuff, which qualifies as well above average classic-style soul.

Rick Wakeman – White Rock (1977; 2014 reissue)

Composed for a forgettable documentary on the 1976 Winter Games, Rick Wakeman’s ‘White Rock’ still offers moments of very real discovery.

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