Articles by: Stephen Lewis

Cowboy – 5’ll Getcha Ten (1971; 2014 reissue)

Brimming with a laid-back country gait and a Muscle Shoals vibe, Cowboy’s ‘5’ll Getcha Ten’ sees a welcome reissue today from Real Gone Music.

David Bowie, “Sue [Or In a Season of Crime]” (2014): One Track Mind

David Bowie, “Sue [Or In a Season of Crime]” (2014): One Track Mind

We review David Bowie’s newly released single “Sue,” which finds him once again leaving all possible labels and discriptions behind.

The Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks 15 (1999; 2014 reissue)

‘Dick’s Picks 15’ was a high-water mark for the second phase of the Grateful Dead’s touring career.

One Track Mind: Cat Stevens, “Dying to Live” from Tell ‘Em I’m Gone (2014)

One Track Mind: Cat Stevens, “Dying to Live” from Tell ‘Em I’m Gone (2014)

Both the singer and the song are revitalized here.

Gimme Five: Forgotten Kinks singles, including ‘Better Things,’ ‘Sleepwalker,’ ‘Wonderboy’

Gimme Five: Forgotten Kinks singles, including ‘Better Things,’ ‘Sleepwalker,’ ‘Wonderboy’

Time to recognize these as “klassics” in the Kinks songbook.

One Track Mind: Bob Dylan, “Full Moon and Open Arms” (2014)

One Track Mind: Bob Dylan, “Full Moon and Open Arms” (2014)

It may be a Sinatra song, but Dylan sticks close to his more recent sound.

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 2 (2012)

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 2 (2012)

A classic representation of everything that made a 1974 Dead show so special.

One Track Mind: Keith Richards and Friends, “Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up” (2014)

One Track Mind: Keith Richards and Friends, “Words of Wonder/Get Up Stand Up” (2014)

This charity single deftly combines a Richards deep cut with a reggae classic.

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 1 (2012)

On Second Thought: Grateful Dead – Dave’s Picks, Volume 1 (2012)

Brimming with power and grace, this has become a treasured collector’s item.

Empty Hearts [Andy Babiuk, Wally Palmar, Clem Burke + Elliot Easton] – Empty Hearts (2014)

Empty Hearts [Andy Babiuk, Wally Palmar, Clem Burke + Elliot Easton] – Empty Hearts (2014)

Sturdy rock and roll that pays tribute to its influences without sounding trite.

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