They sound utterly reinvigorated on this stomping new live release.
A mystery-laced tribute to Anne Sexton has lost none of its power, 25 years on.
Inexplicably underrated, “I’ll be Back” foreshadows later Lennon-penned masterpieces.
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
These 10 reissues and live sets provided us with important new perspectives.
They had the luck of timing and a classic R&B cut. They also had something else.
Daltrey’s voice has appreciably aged, Townshend’s windmill has slowed. But they hold nothing back.
A standout track found on ‘Sounds That Can’t Be Made’ becomes a study in visceral contrasts.
“I knew who he was,” the Monkees star says, “and that he was a fan.”
Mike Tiano on the unlikely intersection of a Firesign film and a Long Beach porno theater.