Archive for March, 2015

Bruce Springsteen – Human Touch / Lucky Town (1992): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen – Human Touch / Lucky Town (1992): Deep Cuts

Mark Saleski digs into Bruce Springsteen’s twin releases with the Other Band from March 31, 1992, ‘Human Touch’ and ‘Lucky Town.’

Ron Sexsmith, “Can’t Get My Act Together” from Carousel One (2015)

Ron Sexsmith, “Can’t Get My Act Together” from Carousel One (2015)

As sun-flecked as Ron Sexsmith’s melodies no doubt are, his lyrics often run the other way. “Can’t Get My Act Together,” however, feels brand new.

Yes, “Looking Around” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Looking Around” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

As the first Jon Anderson/Chris Squire composition to appear on a Yes album, “Looking Around” represents a landmark moment.

Silk Degrees launched Boz Scaggs’ solo career, and Toto too: ‘So much talent and invention’

Silk Degrees launched Boz Scaggs’ solo career, and Toto too: ‘So much talent and invention’

Boz Scaggs released his biggest-ever hit this month in 1976, providing the big-bang moment for an up-and-coming band named Toto along the way.

The Jackson 5 – The Ultimate Collection (1996): On Second Thought

The Jackson 5 – The Ultimate Collection (1996): On Second Thought

Rare is the group that appeals to both squealing girls and picky critics, but such was the Jackson 5.

Luckless UK issued the wildly underrated Danger Money just as prog fell apart

Luckless UK issued the wildly underrated Danger Money just as prog fell apart

UK’s trio-led sophomore effort ‘Danger Money,’ released this month in 1979 during a time of transition in music , is past due for a reevaluation.

Daryl Hall + Robert Fripp, “Babs and Babs / Urban Landscape” from Sacred Songs (1980)

Daryl Hall + Robert Fripp, “Babs and Babs / Urban Landscape” from Sacred Songs (1980)

Daryl Hall has said he and Robert Fripp were trying to combine sounds from two different cultures to “form a third kind of music.” They did.

BoDeans, “Slave” from I Can’t Stop (2015): One Track Mind

BoDeans, “Slave” from I Can’t Stop (2015): One Track Mind

If you’re expecting another rootsy upbeat rocker from the BoDeans, the frankly scarifying blues of “Slave” likely comes as something of a shock.

Gutsy and diverse, Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy remains unfairly overlooked

Gutsy and diverse, Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy remains unfairly overlooked

Released on March 28, 1973, Led Zeppelin’s ‘Houses of the Holy’ found the band experimenting with an entirely new palette of sounds.

Slash explains why Bob Dylan once refused to use his solo: ‘For me … the ultimate compliment’

Slash explains why Bob Dylan once refused to use his solo: ‘For me … the ultimate compliment’

Slash added one of his “better one-off solos” to a Bob Dylan song, but it was never released. Find out why the Guns N’ Roses legend is OK with that.

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