Rock Music

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.

GospelbeacH, “Dreamin'” (2018): One Track Mind

GospelbeacH, “Dreamin'” (2018): One Track Mind

GospelbeacH’s “Dreamin'” is Laurel Canyon all over again. And I love it.

Forget What You Heard About Alanis Morissette’s Flavors of Entanglement, And Just Listen

Forget What You Heard About Alanis Morissette’s Flavors of Entanglement, And Just Listen

The underrated ‘Flavors of Entanglement,’ issued 10 years ago today, found Alanis Morissette in a moment of fearless introspection. Critics be damned.

Walter Becker, “Just One Season” (2003): One Track Mind

Walter Becker, “Just One Season” (2003): One Track Mind

Walter Becker could knock out a catchy jingle like “Just One Season” with probably about as much effort as it takes most of us to write something clever on a greeting card.

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