Archive for March, 2018

Chicago, “Together Again” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Together Again” from Chicago X (1976): Saturdays in the Park

“Together Again” is one of the better songs on 1976’s sometimes-wretched ‘Chicago X.’ There’s just one problem.

Thom Yorke – Spitting Feathers (2006): On Second Thought

Thom Yorke – Spitting Feathers (2006): On Second Thought

‘Spitting Feathers’ feels like part of a journey for Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, but not one which is complete.

Jeff Coffey, formerly of Chicago: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Coffey, formerly of Chicago: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Coffey discusses his fascinating career – before, during and now after Chicago – in this new Something Else! Sitdown with Preston Frazier.

Mary Halvorson – Code Girl (2018)

Mary Halvorson – Code Girl (2018)

The term “code girl” came randomly out of the mouth of Halvorson’s primary mentor Anthony Braxton but it could have easily been directed at Halvorson herself

Toto, “Only You” from Kingdom of Desire (1991): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Only You” from Kingdom of Desire (1991): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “Only You” is powered by a heart-wrenching vocal by Steve Lukather. He doesn’t merely sing the lyrics; he emotes them.

The Beatles, “Long, Long, Long,” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Long, Long, Long,” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ darkly experimental “Long, Long, Long” foreshadows a frequent trope in George Harrison’s solo work: comparing spiritual and romantic love.

Oliver Ignatius, “Citys a Hell” (2018): One Track Mind

Oliver Ignatius, “Citys a Hell” (2018): One Track Mind

Damfino’s Oliver Ignatius captures our imagination on “Citys a Hell,” a moonlighting solo single which moves far afield of his main band’s quirky pop rock.

Lindsey Buckingham’s Live at the Bass Performance Hall Torqued Up Memories

Lindsey Buckingham’s Live at the Bass Performance Hall Torqued Up Memories

When Lindsey Buckingham’s terrific ‘Live at Bass Performance Hall’ arrived 10 years ago on March 25, 2008, I realized that I had forgotten some of the minor hits.

Mystery Discs by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fleetwood Mac, INXS + others: Gimme Five

Mystery Discs by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fleetwood Mac, INXS + others: Gimme Five

I found a bunch of albums – including Lynyrd Skynyrd, INXS and others – that I didn’t know I had. In fact, I can’t say why I wanted them in the first place.

Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra, “Give It to Me” (2018): One Track Mind

Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra, “Give It to Me” (2018): One Track Mind

Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra combines both disco and Brazilian influences. So, count me in.

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