Articles by: Preston Frazier

Kere Buchanan – Goodbye Yesterday (2014)

Kere Buchanan’s new release, Goodbye Yesterday almost seems to be in a time warp. The New Zealander’s release harken back to a time when albums contained thoughtful and intriguing melodies.

China Crisis – Diary of a Hollow Horse (1989): On Second Thought

China Crisis – Diary of a Hollow Horse (1989): On Second Thought

The Walter Becker-produced tracks on China Crisis’ unjustly overlooked 1989 album ‘Diary of a Hollow Horse’ represent their best work to date.

Pixies – EP1 (2013)

The Pixies’ EP1 came out in September of 2013 but I was late in listening to it — just as I was late to listening to the Pixies. My first encounter with the band was during their reunion tour stop at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, 2005.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Upside Looking Down” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Upside Looking Down” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore”) ||| ONWARD (“Paging Audrey”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** There is a certain elegance in Steely Dan and Donald Fagen albums that was missing in Walter Becker’s first solo release, 11 Tracks of Whack.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Downtown Canon”) ||| ONWARD (“Upside Looking Down”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Walter Becker’s Circus Money covers a wide music landscape. The song, “Bob’s Just Not Your Uncle Anymore” appears — at least on the surface — to be a simple reggae track.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Chicago, January 28, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Chicago, January 28, 2014

At Symphony Hall in Chicago: I have a bone to pick with Chicago bassist/vocalist Jason Scheff. Scheff is an excellent player and fine singer, having been with the band for almost 30 years. Unfortunately, he almost caused the death of my best friend Joe.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Downtown Canon” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Downtown Canon” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Door Number Two”) ||| ONWARD (“Bob Is Not Your Uncle Anymore”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I have a deep love for Walter Becker’s second solo effort, 2008’s Circus Money. It’s a love that far surpasses any other solo effort to date by Donald Fagen or Becker himself.

Warren Zevon – Transverse City (1989): On Second Thought

Warren Zevon – Transverse City (1989): On Second Thought

Warren Zevon was in an innovative mood, and found willing co-conspirators in producers Duncan Aldrich and Andy Slater.

On Second Thought: Los Lonely Boys – Revelation (2014)

Today, the Texas blues rocking trio Los Lonely Boys release their latest studio effort Revelation. The three Garza brothers, hailing from San Angelo, Texas, first came to prominence with the release of their 2003 self-titled debut and 2004 hit single, “Heaven.”

On Second Thought: Joe Walsh – You Bought It, You Name It (1983)

On Second Thought: Joe Walsh – You Bought It, You Name It (1983)

Joe Walsh has been on a bit of a roll as of late. He toured for his first solo album in almost 20 years, the critically acclaimed and Jeff Lynne-produced Analog Man

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