Archive for June 22nd, 2014

Gene Segal Quintet – Mental Images (2014)

It was a long stretch between Gene Segal’s first and second albums but ‘Mental Images’ assures that the intervening time was time was spent.

‘It was such a powerful day’: Nils Lofgren discusses his new box set’s major Neil Young find

‘It was such a powerful day’: Nils Lofgren discusses his new box set’s major Neil Young find

Lofgren’s ‘Face the Music’ set includes 169 original songs from across his career.

On Second Thought: Chad and Jeremy – Painted Dayglow Smile (1992)

This serves as a tasty sampling of their output on Columbia Records.

Grateful Dead Songs That, Well, Suck: Gimme Five

Grateful Dead Songs That, Well, Suck: Gimme Five

Despite the Grateful Dead’s success, there have been a few musical blunders along the way.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Kulee Baba” (1980, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Kulee Baba” (1980, unreleased)

“Kulee Baba,” when Steely Dan goes global. Ahhh, the CD. Those plastic discs of music we used before iTunes. With a noise reduction system Donald Fagen and Walter Becker were crying for when (mis)mastering Katy Lied. Seventy minutes worth and no static at all. CDs arrived commercially in the Fall of ’82, and quickly became the medium of audio-blaring choice.Read More

More Perfect Playlists: The Kinks – Sleepwalker/Misfits (1977-78)

More Perfect Playlists: The Kinks – Sleepwalker/Misfits (1977-78)

Turns out that ‘Sleepwalker’ was very much a concept album.

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