Articles by: Steve Elliott

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?

The Embrooks, “Nightmare” / “Helen” (2016): One Track Mind

The Embrooks, “Nightmare” / “Helen” (2016): One Track Mind

The driving “Nightmare” shows once again that the Embrooks are, if anything, consistent. But why remake “Helen”?

Spencer Davis Group – Taking Out Time: Complete Recordings 1967-1969 (2016)

Spencer Davis Group – Taking Out Time: Complete Recordings 1967-1969 (2016)

For the first time ever, we have all of the Spencer Davis Group’s underrated post-Steve Winwood recordings in one place.

Lizzy Rose, “Walk the Walk” from Crocodile Tears (2016): One Track Mind

Lizzy Rose, “Walk the Walk” from Crocodile Tears (2016): One Track Mind

The haunting “Walk the Walk” is heartfelt, bold tale of broken promises in a relationship. There’s real fire and fury in what Lizzy Rose says here.