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.
The new Live In Poland film is flecked with rare and exciting songs off Toto’s beaten path.
Much more than a drag queen, Divine was a character actor devoted to his craft.
Lillian Axe proves once again that they’re one of the most underrated hard rock acts out there.