Archive for September 10th, 2014

‘It was like a dream’: For the Byrds’ Roger McGuinn, association with Bob Dylan went way past ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’

‘It was like a dream’: For the Byrds’ Roger McGuinn, association with Bob Dylan went way past ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’

McGuinn remembers favorite moments from their ’70s collaborations.

Something Else! sneak peek: Freddy Cole, “My Mother Told Me” from Singing the Blues (2014)

He’s adding intriguing new layers to the age-old idea of blues singing.

Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

I bristle when folks dismiss everything from this era as garbage.

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney, “Hope” from Destiny (2014)

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney, “Hope” from Destiny (2014)

Another shamelessly corny moment – but this time oddly placed.

‘It’s a very different place to be’: Reinvigorated Robert Fripp takes stage again with a retooled King Crimson

‘It’s a very different place to be’: Reinvigorated Robert Fripp takes stage again with a retooled King Crimson

It seems the presence of fresh faces has given Fripp a new spark.

The Electric Prunes – WaS (2014)

A new release that injects inventive ideas into vintage concepts.

‘Crazy, beautiful, challenging stuff’: Nils Lofgren stood ready to fill in with Crazy Horse

‘Crazy, beautiful, challenging stuff’: Nils Lofgren stood ready to fill in with Crazy Horse

After a hand injury, Frank “Poncho” Sampedro suggested Lofgren take over.

Medeski Scofield Martin Wood – Juice (2014)

A prominent acid-jazz trio and an elite guitarist discover each other all over again.