Articles by: Mark Saleski

Captain Beefheart, “Pachuco Cadaver” from Trout Mask Replica (1969): One Track Mind

Captain Beefheart, “Pachuco Cadaver” from Trout Mask Replica (1969): One Track Mind

“Pachuco Cadaver,” which arrived this week in 1969 as part of Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica,’ is some pretty bizarre stuff. But I love it.

Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. (1984): Deep Cuts

Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. (1984): Deep Cuts

Released this week in 1984, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ spun off a series of ubiquitous hits. We decided to dig a little deeper.

Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita took us on a stunning, cinematic journey

Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita took us on a stunning, cinematic journey

When Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ ‘As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls’ arrived in May 1981, it sounded like nothing else in my record collection.

Agree with it or not, we need political records like Neil Young’s Living With War

Agree with it or not, we need political records like Neil Young’s Living With War

‘Living with War,’ released on May 8, 2006, once more found Neil Young sandblasting away at the problems he saw with America.

Bruce Springsteen – Devils and Dust (2005): Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen – Devils and Dust (2005): Gimme Five

Mark Saleski returns to a handful of resonant moments from Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Devils and Dust,’ released on April 26, 2005.

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.’

Eric Clapton’s Me and Mr. Johnson made the case for British blues

Eric Clapton’s Me and Mr. Johnson made the case for British blues

I thought I didn’t need another take on “Come On In My Kitchen.” Eric Clapton’s ‘Me and Mr. Johnson,’ released March 23, 2004, proved me wrong.

Bruce Springsteen’s Working On A Dream remains deeply misunderstood

Bruce Springsteen’s Working On A Dream remains deeply misunderstood

With ‘Working On A Dream,’ released six years ago today, Bruce Springsteen continued an intriguing journey back to the music of his formative years.

Adrian Belew’s brilliant Side One was a journey through his entire musical history

Adrian Belew’s brilliant Side One was a journey through his entire musical history

Released 10 years ago today, Adrian Belew’s ‘Side One’ began four separate installments of adrenaline-charged, twisty guitar. Better buckle up!

Bruce Springsteen – Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973): On Second Thought

Bruce Springsteen – Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973): On Second Thought

Mark Saleski finds new meaning during a track-by-track return to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.,’ released on January 5, 1973.