Mike Tiano shares personal memories of the late Chris Squire, as well as a classic interview that sheds new light on the Yes stalwart’s towering legacy.
John Wetton admits that ‘Alpha,’ released on July 26, 1983, contained “one of the most identifiable Asia songs.” But he struggles with its message today.
In another time this song would be an instant hit, as it’s coming from guys who were a big part of a lot of hits of that other time. So why the hell not now?
‘Rides Again,’ released in July 1970, found Joe Walsh and the James Gang gorging on chunky chords but also visiting other musical dimensions.
Released on July 24, 1976, ‘Olias of Sunhillow’ makes clear why Jon Anderson soon turned to solo projects, and why Yes would ultimately move on, too.
A kind of sibling to “I Am the Walrus,” George Harrison’s “Blue Jay Way” is a perfect snapshot of the Beatles’ most unusually creative artistic phase.
The Yardbirds’ ‘Little Games,’ released on July 24, 1967, was a bit heavy, a bit soft, and showed a whole lot of imagination – despite their looming fate.
Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars seemed to come together through happenstance. Unfortunately, they went their separate ways in a similarly random way.
Though it took a while to arrive, the engaging, smart and loud ‘Imaginos’ – finally released in July 1988 – was Blue Oyster Cult’s most consistent album.
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ wildly improvisational ‘Super Session’ arrived on July 22, 1968. They don’t make them like this anymore.