Archive for July 18th, 2014

One Track Mind: “Weird Al” Yankovic, “Word Crimes” from Mandatory Fun (2014)

One Track Mind: “Weird Al” Yankovic, “Word Crimes” from Mandatory Fun (2014)

An anthem, whether you know the source material or not, for those who love words.

‘The standard is unbelievably high’: Picking Carl Palmer’s brain on the best modern drummer

‘The standard is unbelievably high’: Picking Carl Palmer’s brain on the best modern drummer

Palmer boasts a lengthy resume of success with Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Asia.

For Micky Dolenz, there’s been much more to life: ‘I’m not a Monkee every day’

For Micky Dolenz, there’s been much more to life: ‘I’m not a Monkee every day’

His solo shows are a varied delight. Later this fall, he’ll appear in ‘Comedy is Hard.’

The Beatles, “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964): Deep Beatles

Inexplicably underrated, “I’ll be Back” foreshadows later Lennon-penned masterpieces.

Top Topham’s unlikely Yardbirds return was decades in the making: ‘Didn’t really approve of him carrying on’

Top Topham’s unlikely Yardbirds return was decades in the making: ‘Didn’t really approve of him carrying on’

Back in their earliest days, guitarist Top Topham was torn between two worlds.

Ada Rovatti – Disguise (2014)

The tunes are solid and so are the arrangements, but there’s no disguising good playing and ‘Disguise’ has all of those things out in the clear open. A welcome return to form for Ada Rovatti.

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