Archive for August 18th, 2014

One Track Mind: Jackson Browne, “The Birds of St. Marks” from Standing in the Breach (2014)

One Track Mind: Jackson Browne, “The Birds of St. Marks” from Standing in the Breach (2014)

It’s of little surprise that Jackson Browne keeps returning to this song.

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

A prog-leaning album that is noisy, experimental and brave.

Gimme Five: Garage Sailing Part II, with Traffic, Emerson Lake and Palmer, the Who and others

Gimme Five: Garage Sailing Part II, with Traffic, Emerson Lake and Palmer, the Who and others

Finding cool old CDs on sale is great. Just don’t get the greedy eye.

Dead Earth Politics – The Queen of Steel EP (2014)

Dead Earth Politics – The Queen of Steel EP (2014)

They had me at “Redneck Dragonslayer.”

One Track Mind: John Mellencamp, “Troubled Man” from Plain Spoken (2014)

One Track Mind: John Mellencamp, “Troubled Man” from Plain Spoken (2014)

A canny combination of the Mellencamp of old and the Mellencamp of today.

Something Else! sneak peek: Wadada Leo Smith, “Lake Superior” from The Great Lakes Suites (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Wadada Leo Smith, “Lake Superior” from The Great Lakes Suites (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith and his band of free jazz icons show the young guys how it’s done.

Geoff Downes and Chris Squire on the enduring legacy of 1980’s Drama: ‘Very much a turning point for Yes’

Geoff Downes and Chris Squire on the enduring legacy of 1980’s Drama: ‘Very much a turning point for Yes’

The first Jon Anderson-less Yes album has received a critical reevaluation of late.