Archive for December 24th, 2014

The Replacements, “Poke Me In My Cage” (2014): One Track Mind

The Replacements, “Poke Me In My Cage” (2014): One Track Mind

The Replacements’ new 24-minute improv sounds like like Captain Beefheart meets Sonny Sharrock meets Gil Scott-Heron. But what does it mean?

For Steve Cropper, the Blues Brothers were an emotional homecoming: ‘Got to relive our careers all over again’

For Steve Cropper, the Blues Brothers were an emotional homecoming: ‘Got to relive our careers all over again’

More than a decade after the bulk of Steve Cropper’s most famous sides at Stax Records, something magical happened.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren

Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren and Mike Bloomfield highlight Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 list of reissues, box sets and live releases.

Arthur Brown, “Zim Zam Zim” from Zim Zam Zim (2014): One Track Mind

Arthur Brown, the ol’ God of Hellfire, is back with the oddly bewitching ‘Zim Zam Zim.’

Greg Lake laments the loss of album cover art: ‘It changes the whole dynamic’

Greg Lake laments the loss of album cover art: ‘It changes the whole dynamic’

Greg Lake has long been associated with cover images for both King Crimson and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Without them, he says music is diffeent.

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