Archive for December, 2014

The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2014: Lucinda Williams, D’Angelo, David Crosby

The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2014: Lucinda Williams, D’Angelo, David Crosby

The concensus Something Else! Top 10 for 2014 features Lucinda Williams, D’Angelo, David Crosby, Brian Blade, Seth Walker, Matthew Shipp and others.

‘Shoot High, Aim Low’ showed where Yes could have gone: ‘It was hard at that time’

‘Shoot High, Aim Low’ showed where Yes could have gone: ‘It was hard at that time’

Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin discuss the creative process that led to Yes’ deeply underrated ‘Shoot High, Aim Low,’ released as a single on Dec. 31, 1987.

Hall and Oates still lobbying Hall of Fame on behalf of Philadelphia’s ‘incredible musical history’

Hall and Oates still lobbying Hall of Fame on behalf of Philadelphia’s ‘incredible musical history’

A year after their own induction, Hall and Oates keep up pressure on the Hall of Fame to honor several Philadelphia greats. Find out who.

Glyn Johns lashes out at Phil Spector’s work with the Beatles: ‘Let It Be is a bunch of garbage’

Glyn Johns lashes out at Phil Spector’s work with the Beatles: ‘Let It Be is a bunch of garbage’

Glyn Johns, who did an early mix of the Beatles ‘Let It Be’ before Phil Spector added his infamous Wall of Sound, remains horrified 45 years later.

Isaac Hayes needed help to complete Sam and Dave’s ‘Soul Man’: ‘I can’t think of an intro’

Isaac Hayes needed help to complete Sam and Dave’s ‘Soul Man’: ‘I can’t think of an intro’

Stuck for a beginning, Isaac Hayes tracked down Steve Cropper elsewhere in the Stax building — and the final piece of a Sam and Dave hit emerged.

Lindsey Buckingham hints new album could be Fleetwood Mac’s last: ‘A beautiful way to kind of wrap up’

Lindsey Buckingham hints new album could be Fleetwood Mac’s last: ‘A beautiful way to kind of wrap up’

Once again, a new Fleetwood Mac album has pushed solo projects to the back burner for Lindsey Buckingham — but perhaps for the last time.

Rick Danko’s Most Underappreciated Band Songs: Gimme Five

Rick Danko’s Most Underappreciated Band Songs: Gimme Five

You know Rick Danko from “Stage Fright” and “It Makes No Difference.” To celebrate his birthday, let’s explore some of his lesser-known Band tracks.

“Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, “Whiskey Road” (2014): One Track Mind

“Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, “Whiskey Road” (2014): One Track Mind

This previously unheard song from former Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott proves to be a bittersweet listen.

Wayne Shorter’s masterpiece album Speak No Evil turns 50

Wayne Shorter’s masterpiece album Speak No Evil turns 50

More than any other album, ‘Speak No Evil’ is the reason why we often put that word ‘legend’ in front of Wayne Shorter’s name.

Best Miscellaneous Steely Dan Performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Best Miscellaneous Steely Dan Performances: Steely Dan Sunday

Enough gushing about guitars, saxes and drums. Here are Steely Dan’s five best miscellaneous performances, as selected by our panel.