Archive for November 29th, 2014

Peter Banks Empire – The Mars Tapes (2014)

Peter Banks Empire – The Mars Tapes (2014)

Peter Banks Empire is a lost treasure from a time when prog badly needed something to restore its creative momentum.

Why are we still confining musicians to genre boxes?

Why are we still confining musicians to genre boxes?

Nearly every musician gets slotted into a genre by writers, magazines, listeners and readers. Why must we do that?

Steve Cropper explores the mysteries of his ageless guitar style: ‘It was all accidental’

Steve Cropper explores the mysteries of his ageless guitar style: ‘It was all accidental’

Steve Cropper has become one of the most respected of sessions men, a guitarist of economy, grit and grace. But how?

JC Mosquito’s Top Reissues for 2014: Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, CSNY, others

JC Mosquito’s Top Reissues for 2014: Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, CSNY, others

Top reissues of 2014 include a double shot of Led Zeppelin, more Bob Dylan and the Band than you could imagine, and some long-lost CSNY.

Carmine and Vinny Appice – Drum Wars Live! (2014)

Carmine Appice attacks from the right, while Vinny sets up on the left for ‘Drum Wars Live!,’ creating a gloriously thunderous racket.

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