Rock Music

Chicago, “It Better End Soon” from Chicago II: Live on Soundstage (2018): One Track Mind

Chicago, “It Better End Soon” from Chicago II: Live on Soundstage (2018): One Track Mind

Fortunately for fans, a short but musically intriguing period in this group’s history was documented with ‘Chicago II: Live on Soundstage.’

John Mellencamp’s Dark, Down-Home Life, Death, Love and Freedom Still Resonates

John Mellencamp’s Dark, Down-Home Life, Death, Love and Freedom Still Resonates

Ten years ago, John Mellencamp confirmed a late-career renaissance with the T Bone Burnett-produced ‘Life, Death, Love and Freedom.’

The Countdown 5 – Complete Recordings 1965-1969 (2018)

The Countdown 5 – Complete Recordings 1965-1969 (2018)

Complete Recordings 1965-1969′ finds the Countdown 5 reveling in the creative freedom of the era – and obviously having fun doing so.

Young Gun Silver Fox – AM Waves (2018)

Young Gun Silver Fox – AM Waves (2018)

Anyone who liked the MOR music coming from the radio forty years ago will find everything to like about Young Gun Silver Fox’s ‘AM Waves.’ Yacht rock has a new soundtrack, and it’s a good one.

Walter Becker,  “Ghost of Hipness Past” (early 1990s?): One Track Mind

Walter Becker, “Ghost of Hipness Past” (early 1990s?): One Track Mind

The fine folks at Walter Becker Media have dropped another cleaned up ’11 Tracks of Whack’ outtake on us, an edgier number titled “Ghost of Hipness Past.”

The Fabulous Poodles – Mirror Stars: The Complete Pye Recordings (2018)

The Fabulous Poodles – Mirror Stars: The Complete Pye Recordings (2018)

All three of the Fabulous Poodles’ U.K. albums have been reissued and remastered. In the meantime, they took a winding journey.

Edgar Winter Group – They Only Come Out at Night (1972): On Second Thought

Edgar Winter Group – They Only Come Out at Night (1972): On Second Thought

‘They Only Come Out at Night’ finds the Edgar Winter Group mining family-friendly pop possibilities while keeping their raw-edged integrity intact.

Gypsy, “Gypsy Queen, Part 1” (1970): One Track Mind

Gypsy, “Gypsy Queen, Part 1” (1970): One Track Mind

Despite a loyal following and encouraging reviews, Gypsy somehow slipped through the cracks.

The Only Thing That Disappointed Me About Aimee Mann’s @#%&*! Smilers Was the Packaging

The Only Thing That Disappointed Me About Aimee Mann’s @#%&*! Smilers Was the Packaging

Aimee Mann angered some fans 10 years go by focusing on keyboard-equipped instruments for the electric guitar-free ‘@#%&*! Smilers.’ Not me.

Golden Dawn Arkestra – Children of the Sun (2018)

Golden Dawn Arkestra – Children of the Sun (2018)

Golden Dawn Arkestra combines Sun Ra, psychedelia, Fela Kuti and Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’-era sound, with a dash of disco and a bit of Flaming Lips-style spectacle.

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