The Monkees TV show was designed toward improvisation. But not every guest star meshed with the Monkees’ gonzo approach.
Spirit, featuring Jay Ferguson, Randy California and Ed Cassidy, may have been risk takers – but there’s no denying the band had an ear for melody.
Jody Stephens new band Those Pretty Wrongs connects back to his time in Big Star in many ways, even as it provides a long-hoped-for sense of closure.
How did Hall and Oates become hip again after years as too-often-overlooked hitmakers? John Oates explains.
Remembering when Doctor Who unveiled his Time and Space Visualizer, only to find the Beatles performing on a now-lost episode of ‘Top of the Pops.’
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger return in the same fanciful trance, and it’s like finding something that should have been lost in the Watergate era.
Released this week in May 1971, Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram’ was initially knocked for everything that makes it sound unexpectedly bold today.
Padded wall to wall with melodic singing, electrifying instrumentation and imaginative hooks, the Secrets’ ‘Collection’ is a power-pop delight.
Nestled between “Takin’ It Back” and the smash hit “Hold the Line” on Toto’s 1978 debut, the steady and fun “Rockmaker” is too often overlooked.
Steve Robinson’s “Love Somebody” sounds like XTC doing Bob Dylan. No, really. It features ex-sidemen with both Dylan acolyte Roger McGuinn and XTC.