Articles by: JC Mosquito

Long Songs by Led Zeppelin, the Temptations, Yes, Iron Butterfly + Others: Odd Couples

Long Songs by Led Zeppelin, the Temptations, Yes, Iron Butterfly + Others: Odd Couples

Rock ‘n’ roll has always been considered music of the moment. Then bands like Led Zeppelin and Yes decided they wanted that moment extended.

Iron Butterfly, UFO, Humble Pie, Kansas + Others: Lost Hard Rock / Prog Recordings

Iron Butterfly, UFO, Humble Pie, Kansas + Others: Lost Hard Rock / Prog Recordings

The list is by no means exhaustive or definitive: Most people have their own personal choices for what they consider to be great lost recordings.

Peter Frampton, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull + UFO: Shadows in Stereo

Peter Frampton, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull + UFO: Shadows in Stereo

Classic rock is a dinosaur still walking the Earth, but there’s still enough life left in it to consider a few points in the twilight of an era.

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.

Winter Wanderlust from Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Yes + others: Odd Couples

Winter Wanderlust from Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Yes + others: Odd Couples

The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Yes and a host of others have written winter-themed songs over the years. But which was best?

Liam Gallagher – As You Were vs. Noel Gallagher – Who Built the Moon? (2017): Odd Couples

Liam Gallagher – As You Were vs. Noel Gallagher – Who Built the Moon? (2017): Odd Couples

Maybe it’s about time that Noel and Liam Gallagher were left to pursue their muses, without the pressure of nostalgia.

The Byrds, “What’s Happening?!?!” from Fifth Dimension (1966): One Track Mind

The Byrds, “What’s Happening?!?!” from Fifth Dimension (1966): One Track Mind

I went onto bigger and better things, but I always remembered this weird, claustrophobic Byrds tune from my childhood.

Foghat – Boogie Motel (1979): Shadows in Stereo

Foghat – Boogie Motel (1979): Shadows in Stereo

The short story is that Foghat had two platinum-selling albums back in the ’70s, of which ‘Boogie Motel’ was not one of them.

50 from 50, Canadiana 1967-2017: More Perfect Playlists

50 from 50, Canadiana 1967-2017: More Perfect Playlists

With “50 from 50, Canadiana 1967-2017,” JC Mosquito collects 50 songs released by Canadian artists over the last 50 years.

Diverse Discs and Finicky Formats from the Beatles, Police, U2 and Others: Shadows in Stereo

Diverse Discs and Finicky Formats from the Beatles, Police, U2 and Others: Shadows in Stereo

Competing formats and differing licensing agreements have caused songs by the Beatles, Police, Black Sabbath and others to get lost in the shuffle.

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