Classic Rock

Peter Frampton, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull + UFO: Shadows in Stereo

Peter Frampton, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull + UFO: Shadows in Stereo

Classic rock is a dinosaur still walking the Earth, but there’s still enough life left in it to consider a few points in the twilight of an era.

Foghat – Boogie Motel (1979): Shadows in Stereo

Foghat – Boogie Motel (1979): Shadows in Stereo

The short story is that Foghat had two platinum-selling albums back in the ’70s, of which ‘Boogie Motel’ was not one of them.

50 from 50, Canadiana 1967-2017: More Perfect Playlists

50 from 50, Canadiana 1967-2017: More Perfect Playlists

With “50 from 50, Canadiana 1967-2017,” JC Mosquito collects 50 songs released by Canadian artists over the last 50 years.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2017

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2017

An expanded gift guide highlighting notable new Beatles-related items, with items that appeal to both the most-casual and hard-core enthusiasts.

The Terry Kath Experience (2017): Movies

The Terry Kath Experience (2017): Movies

‘The Terry Kath Experience’ isn’t a documentary you merely watch; it’s one you experience and you feel.

Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More: I Haven’t Heard It, But I Already Have Issues

Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More: I Haven’t Heard It, But I Already Have Issues

Columbia Records touts the gospel-focused ‘Trouble No More’ as the “definitive retrospective of a pivotal period” in Bob Dylan’s canon. It’s not.

Steely Dan’s Aja at 40: Still the pinnacle of jazz-pop sophistication

Steely Dan’s Aja at 40: Still the pinnacle of jazz-pop sophistication

Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’ set the bar for finesse in pop and rock music, and that bar hadn’t been cleared yet.

Chicago, “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

If Chicago had to go mainstream, this track was the way to do it. No apologies were necessary.

Yes, “Leave It” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Leave It” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

“Leave It,” the second single from 1983’s ‘90125,’ ranks as one of Yes’ most oddball tracks. But what a glorious oddball it is!

Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick (1977); We’re All Alright! (2017): Shadows in Stereo

Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick (1977); We’re All Alright! (2017): Shadows in Stereo

Cheap Trick’s ‘We’re All Alright!’ does what so few late-career albums are able to do: tap into what made a band great in the first place.

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