Archive for March 17th, 2015

Brian Wilson, “Runaway Dancer” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

Brian Wilson, “Runaway Dancer” from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track Mind

How much of Brian Wilson’s third-act resurgence is studio magic? We search for clues in a live take on a song from his upcoming solo album.

With Works, Emerson Lake and Palmer began to fall apart: ‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’

With Works, Emerson Lake and Palmer began to fall apart: ‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’

Released on March 17, 1977, Emerson Lake and Palmer’s ‘Works Vol. 1’ arrived more than three years after ‘Brain Salad Surgery.’ Much had changed.

Yes, “Yesterday and Today” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Yesterday and Today” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

“Yesterday and Today,” from Yes’ 1969 debut album, finds the world’s greatest progressive rock band sounding anything but progressive.

Wild Card – Organic Riot (2015)

Wild Card – Organic Riot (2015)

I was expecting funk. What I was not expecting was the improvisation that Wild Card introduces into every number on ‘Organic Root.’

Mickey Newbury, “Summertime” (1993): One Track Mind

Mickey Newbury, “Summertime” (1993): One Track Mind

When Mickey Newbury covered a song, he did it with such intensity that it’s hard to imagine it done any other way. Here’s another example.