Articles by: Steve Elliott

On Broadway: The Songs of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (2016)

On Broadway: The Songs of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (2016)

‘On Broadway’ offers mostly curiosities for admirers and collectors of the brilliant ’60s and ’70s songs composed by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

The Baron Four – Silvaticus (2017)

The Baron Four – Silvaticus (2017)

The Baron Four have an authentic, mid-’60s garage-punk American sound. There’s just one problem.

I Want, Need, Love You: Garage-Beat Nuggets From the Festival Vaults (2016)

I Want, Need, Love You: Garage-Beat Nuggets From the Festival Vaults (2016)

Garage-beat nuggets from Toni McCann, the Pogs and others are showcased on an interesting collection from Australia’s Festival Records vaults.

The Bad Signs – Black Magic Moments: Record Store Day EP (2017)

The Bad Signs – Black Magic Moments: Record Store Day EP (2017)

The Bad Signs remind me of Mazzy Star mashed up with Roy Orbison, but with country-influenced female lead vocals.

Leviathan Drummer Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy: Something Else! Interview

Leviathan Drummer Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy: Something Else! Interview

Gary ‘Roscoe’ Murphy discusses Leviathan, a lost Elektra album and the chances they’ll reunite in a Something Else! Sitdown with Steve Elliott.

Leviathan – Leviathan: The Legendary Lost Elektra Album (2016)

Leviathan – Leviathan: The Legendary Lost Elektra Album (2016)

The official release of Leviathan’s one and only album on Elektra Records has been a long time coming – in fact, some 47 years.

Chris Wood – Evening Blue (2017)

Chris Wood – Evening Blue (2017)

This new box set underscores the fact that Chris Wood could’ve done anything he wanted after Traffic split up in 1974.

Greg ‘Stackhouse’ Prevost – Universal Vagrant (2016)

Greg ‘Stackhouse’ Prevost – Universal Vagrant (2016)

If you miss hearing the Rolling Stones’ early-’70s sound, then you’ll definitely enjoy the hard, blues-rock direction Greg Prevost has taken up here.

Dan Ropek, author of Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood: Something Else! Interview

Dan Ropek, author of Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood: Something Else! Interview

Steve Elliott caught up with Dan Ropek, author of ‘Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood,’ to discuss this often-overlooked figure in rock.

Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood, by Dan Ropek (2016): Books

Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood, by Dan Ropek (2016): Books

Who would’ve thought, at this late date, that we’d ever see a book focused on Chris Wood, the spirit of Traffic?

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