Archive for October 5th, 2014

Brian Charette – Good Tipper (2014)

Brian Charette can’t help putting a refreshingly different spin on things with this delightful, covers-heavy organ trio record.

Aw, it’s you: On 35 years of torture from Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”

Aw, it’s you: On 35 years of torture from Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”

Rupert Holmes’ ‘Partners in Crime’ album – home to the simply inescapable “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” – was released on October 5, 1979.

Antoine Fafard – Ad Perpetuum (2014)

Antoine Fafard’s ‘Ad Perpetuum’ is a wonderfully diverse piece of jazz-fusion art.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Blue (2014)

If you like ‘Kind of Blue,’ then you…uhh…will like ‘Blue’.

Five Best Walter Becker Guitar Moments: Steely Dan Sunday

Five Best Walter Becker Guitar Moments: Steely Dan Sunday

Preston Frazier selects a handful of instances where Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker shines.

Hall and Oates started by turning down early offer from a legendary label: ‘We want to do something different’

Hall and Oates started by turning down early offer from a legendary label: ‘We want to do something different’

Hall and Oates made a gutsy move, choosing to go their own way – and became genre-jumping pioneers in the process.

Rock is Dead! Songs by Todd Rundgren, the Knack, Elvis Costello, others: Gimme Five

Rock is Dead! Songs by Todd Rundgren, the Knack, Elvis Costello, others: Gimme Five

To celebrate October, autumn and U2’s recent marketing fiasco, here’s a few songs about the death of everyone’s favorite bad penny, rock ‘n’ roll.