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One Track Mind: ZZ Top, “Chartreuse” from Live at Montreux (2014)

One Track Mind: ZZ Top, “Chartreuse” from Live at Montreux (2014)

They sound utterly reinvigorated on this stomping new live release.

One Track Mind: Peter Gabriel, “Mercy Street” from Back to Front (2014)

One Track Mind: Peter Gabriel, “Mercy Street” from Back to Front (2014)

A mystery-laced tribute to Anne Sexton has lost none of its power, 25 years on.

Deep Beatles: “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Deep Beatles: “I’ll Be Back” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Inexplicably underrated, “I’ll be Back” foreshadows later Lennon-penned masterpieces.

No rules, just rock: The Beatles’ Hard Day’s Night was a revolution in black and white

No rules, just rock: The Beatles’ Hard Day’s Night was a revolution in black and white

Mike Tiano on how ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ catapulted the Beatles into stratospheric ubiquity.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Toto, the Who, Roy Orbison, Stick Men, Jon Anderson, Mike Bloomfield

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Toto, the Who, Roy Orbison, Stick Men, Jon Anderson, Mike Bloomfield

These 10 reissues and live sets provided us with important new perspectives.

‘A powerhouse not to be duplicated': Dan Aykroyd on the secret to the Blues Brothers’ success

‘A powerhouse not to be duplicated': Dan Aykroyd on the secret to the Blues Brothers’ success

They had the luck of timing and a classic R&B cut. They also had something else.

The Who – Quadrophenia: Live in London (2014)

The Who – Quadrophenia: Live in London (2014)

Daltrey’s voice has appreciably aged, Townshend’s windmill has slowed. But they hold nothing back.

One Track Mind: Marillion, “Power” from A Sunday Night Above The Rain (2014)

One Track Mind: Marillion, “Power” from A Sunday Night Above The Rain (2014)

A standout track found on ‘Sounds That Can’t Be Made’ becomes a study in visceral contrasts.

‘One of the best pieces I’ve done': Just how did Micky Dolenz end up working with Rob Zombie?

‘One of the best pieces I’ve done': Just how did Micky Dolenz end up working with Rob Zombie?

“I knew who he was,” the Monkees star says, “and that he was a fan.”

Everything They Knew Was Wrong: Firesign Theatre and the Mitchell Brothers

Everything They Knew Was Wrong: Firesign Theatre and the Mitchell Brothers

Mike Tiano on the unlikely intersection of a Firesign film and a Long Beach porno theater.