Archive for August 10th, 2014

Wil Blades – Field Notes (2014)

Every song finds a different way to soothe, groove and satisfy the soul. Blades and his badassed organ trio never seem to run out of ideas.

Odd Couples: The Doors’ “The End” vs. Buick MacKane’s “The End”

Odd Couples: The Doors’ “The End” vs. Buick MacKane’s “The End”

Same title, sure. But these songs simply couldn’t be any different.

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 2 (2012)

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 2 (2012)

A classic representation of everything that made a 1974 Dead show so special.

Herman’s Hermits – Their Greatest Hits (2014)

Herman’s Hermits – Their Greatest Hits (2014)

These sweet and snappy songs matched a family-friendly image.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gullywater” aka “Funky Driver” (1975, unreleased)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Gullywater” aka “Funky Driver” (1975, unreleased)

Another cut with great promise, only to be shelved along with so many other ‘Katy Lied’ session nuggets. Perhaps not a Top 5 tune lay in the heart of this beast, but a heart that was very much ALIVE.