Archive for June 13th, 2014

‘A powerhouse not to be duplicated’: Dan Aykroyd on the secret to the Blues Brothers’ success

‘A powerhouse not to be duplicated’: Dan Aykroyd on the secret to the Blues Brothers’ success

They had the luck of timing and a classic R&B cut. They also had something else.

One Track Mind: Invisible Familiars, “Clever Devil” (2014)

Quirky musical details lift a new track from members of the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger.

Jim McCarty on the Yardbirds’ greatest guitarist – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page?

Jim McCarty on the Yardbirds’ greatest guitarist – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page?

Clapton, Beck and then Page played lead with the Yardbirds between 1963-68.

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters – Good News (2014)

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters – Good News (2014)

‘Good News,’ like all Ronnie Earl & The Broadcaster records since their 1990 debut, is where intense soul and stylish exploits intersect.

One Track Mind: Alestorm, “Drink” from Sunset on the Golden Age (2014)

Will Alestorm’s pirate metal schtick ever get old? Man, I hope not.

Forgotten series: Jon Kanis – Cabalistic Dispatch (2005)

Forgotten series: Jon Kanis – Cabalistic Dispatch (2005)

Flexible, interesting and right on the pitch, this was an exceptional work of art.

One Track Mind: Yes, “Believe Again” from Heaven and Earth (2014)

One Track Mind: Yes, “Believe Again” from Heaven and Earth (2014)

You have to wonder what the reaction to this music would be, without the expectations.