Archive for September 2nd, 2014

Books: Beatleness: How the Beatles and their Fans Remade the World, by Candy Leonard (2014)

Books: Beatleness: How the Beatles and their Fans Remade the World, by Candy Leonard (2014)

A fans-eye view shows how they impacted lives and, in turn, history.

‘There is not a whole album’s worth’: Queen has run into difficulty crafting another posthumous release

‘There is not a whole album’s worth’: Queen has run into difficulty crafting another posthumous release

Queen isn’t finding much archival material, and a key piece hasn’t been cleared.

One Track Mind: Elvis Costello, “Married to My Hack” from The New Basement Tapes (2014)

One Track Mind: Elvis Costello, “Married to My Hack” from The New Basement Tapes (2014)

A nasty little put down, this track better matches performer and lyric.

Forgotten series: Where You Gonna Go?: Motor City Garage Bands 1965-1969 (2008)

Forgotten series: Where You Gonna Go?: Motor City Garage Bands 1965-1969 (2008)

Rich with substance and motion, this set uncovered overlooked Detroit gems.

Mavis Staples + North Mississippi All-Stars, “I’ve Been Buked” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Mavis Staples + North Mississippi All-Stars, “I’ve Been Buked” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

“Mercy!” Staples crows. “Oooh boy, you’re banging on that guit-fiddle!”

‘It was all fair in love and war’: Inside Yes’ decision to complete Heaven and Earth without Roy Thomas Baker

‘It was all fair in love and war’: Inside Yes’ decision to complete Heaven and Earth without Roy Thomas Baker

Roy Thomas Baker earlier helmed failed Yes sessions prior to 1980’s ‘Drama.’

Robert Plant – Lullaby and … the Ceaseless Roar (2014)

Robert Plant – Lullaby and … the Ceaseless Roar (2014)

Plant’s new album gives no quarter to his oldest fans’ built-in expectations.

‘Uh, don’t touch our masters’: The controversy surrounding the Eagles’ first No. 1 song

‘Uh, don’t touch our masters’: The controversy surrounding the Eagles’ first No. 1 song

Don Henley became so infuriated that he came up with an ingenious plan.

Matthew Shipp – I’ve Been To Many Places (2014)

Matthew Shipp – I’ve Been To Many Places (2014)

Not content to draw inspiration only from his influences, Shipp finds the insight for his music from himself, an earlier version of himself as interpreted by today’s version.

J.D. Souther, “I’ll Be Here At Closing Time” (2008): One Track Mind

J.D. Souther, “I’ll Be Here At Closing Time” (2008): One Track Mind

Souther is one of the best in the business at telling stories, period.

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