Archive for May 30th, 2014

One Track Mind: Mats/Morgan, “Rubber Sky” (2014)

“Rubber Sky” is an example of this wonderful trait of Mats/Morgan, who merrily obliterate fences put up in music not just across genres, but across age groups as well.

More Perfect Playlists: Bad Company – Bad Company; Straight Shooter (1974-75)

More Perfect Playlists: Bad Company – Bad Company; Straight Shooter (1974-75)

Let’s rearrange the first two albums by those meat-and-potatoes rockers Bad Company.

Journey’s Neal Schon brushes aside talk of Steve Perry reunion: ‘We’re moving forward into the future’

Journey’s Neal Schon brushes aside talk of Steve Perry reunion: ‘We’re moving forward into the future’

Perry, a member of the band from 1978-98, helped Journey to its 1980s-era commercial peak.

‘Lasted fantastically well’: Nick Mason on the Pink Floyd album that changed everything

‘Lasted fantastically well’: Nick Mason on the Pink Floyd album that changed everything

They often quarrelled, but Mason says this was a time of “wanting to achieve the same sort of goal.”

Plasticland – Plasticland (1984; 2014 reissue)

No one recreated psychedelia as authentically as Plasticland did in the 1980s.

Ken Husbands Trio – Keepin’ It Going (2014)

Covering a wide expanse of moods but maintaining the same airy feeling, Ken Husbands’ “Keepin’ It Going” is trio date that has a little something for most tastes of jazz wrapped into a tidy, funky little trio.

The Friday Morning Listen: The Roots – And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (2014)

This past week, I spent perhaps too much time reading (and re-reading) a couple of bits on the Internet. The first was a series written by Questlove, entitled When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America. The other was an only tangentially-related article published way back in 2003 called Why Americans Don’t Like Jazz.

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