Articles by: Nick DeRiso

Often-forgotten David Gilmour was the Pink Floyd leader’s most varied solo effort

Often-forgotten David Gilmour was the Pink Floyd leader’s most varied solo effort

Released on May 25, 1978, ‘David Gilmour’ is a complete solo statement, refreshing in that it’s not trying too hard to sound like Pink Floyd.

Warren Haynes, “Spots of Time” from Ashes and Dust (2015): One Track Mind

Warren Haynes, “Spots of Time” from Ashes and Dust (2015): One Track Mind

Free of the expectations surrounding the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes emerges with a sound both familiar and new.

Those Pretty Wrongs (feat. Big Star’s Jody Stephens), “Lucky Guy” (2015): One Track Mind

Those Pretty Wrongs (feat. Big Star’s Jody Stephens), “Lucky Guy” (2015): One Track Mind

Jody Stephens new band Those Pretty Wrongs connects back to his time in Big Star in many ways, even as it provides a long-hoped-for sense of closure.

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Like It Is (2015): One Track Mind

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Like It Is (2015): One Track Mind

As the bracing news of Yes bassist Chris Squire’s serious illness continues to reverberate, we dig into a new take on one of his most brilliant performances.

Rick Danko, “Tired of Waiting” from Rick Danko (1977): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko, “Tired of Waiting” from Rick Danko (1977): Across the Great Divide

As with much of 1977’s ‘Rick Danko,’ “Tired of Waiting” feels loose and personable, but an added bit of funk gives it no small amount of grit.

Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, “India” from GOASTT Stories (2015): One Track Mind

Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, “India” from GOASTT Stories (2015): One Track Mind

Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger return in the same fanciful trance, and it’s like finding something that should have been lost in the Watergate era.

Paul McCartney’s guileless, but oft-criticized Ram was a handmade gem

Paul McCartney’s guileless, but oft-criticized Ram was a handmade gem

Released this week in May 1971, Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram’ was initially knocked for everything that makes it sound unexpectedly bold today.

Amy Helm, “Rescue Me” from Didn’t It Rain (2015): One Track Mind

Amy Helm, “Rescue Me” from Didn’t It Rain (2015): One Track Mind

This, quite clearly, is a labor of love, and every element speaks to Amy Helm’s steely focus on making the album she always wanted to make.

Pete Townshend, “Guantanamo,” from Truancy (2015): One Track Mind

Pete Townshend, “Guantanamo,” from Truancy (2015): One Track Mind

Free of big concepts and the heavy legend of the Who’s songbook, Pete Townshend shows he hasn’t lost his writer’s spark, or his angry voice.

Cash Box Kings – Holding Court (2015)

Cash Box Kings – Holding Court (2015)

The Cash Box Kings’ ‘Holding Court’ isn’t music that builds off the post-war blues tradition. It advances that sound, reconstituted, into a new age.