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Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance – Ooh La La: An Island Harvest (2014)

Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance – Ooh La La: An Island Harvest (2014)

A long-awaited and much-anticipated musical collection has come to fruition in the form of Ooh La La: An Island Harvest from the late Ronnie Lane and his ironically named early-1970s group Slim Chance.

On Second Thought: Ram Jam – Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Ram (1978)

An overnight sensation, Ram Jam scored a nationwide Top 20 hit single in the summer of 1977 with a storming cover of Lead Belly’s “Black Betty.”

Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ’em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ’em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

They’re objects of music chart intrigue: those left field hits, songs that aren’t really typical of the bands who recorded them and become hits, anyway.

‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’: Greg Lake on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s budget-busting 1977 orchestral tour

‘It just proved to be so unwieldy’: Greg Lake on Emerson Lake and Palmer’s budget-busting 1977 orchestral tour

Greg Lake can pinpoint the exact moment when he understood that Emerson Lake and Palmer’s outsized decision to tour 1977’s Works with a full orchestra was going to bankrupt the band.

Steely Dan Sunday, “God’s Eye View” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “God’s Eye View” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Darkling Down”) ||| ONWARD (“Three Picture Deal”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “…And the winner for best bass clarinet solo on a reggae or ska song goes to Roger Rosenberg!” There’s no such award but if polka albums can get Grammys, why not this category? Roger Rosenberg is a world class baritone sax player (if youRead More

Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominos + his solo career: Gimme Five

Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominos + his solo career: Gimme Five

Five favorites from Eric Clapton’s career as a solo artist, and member of Cream and Derek and the Dominos.

Forgotten series: The A’dam Sykles – Out of the Circle Game (2009)

Forgotten series: The A’dam Sykles – Out of the Circle Game (2009)

There’s a definite Byrds and Love influence happening with Rome, Italy’s A’dam Sykles and Out of the Circle Game. They have their influences down pat, yet boast a contemporary approach.

‘We perform anywhere we are invited’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says controversial Cyprus concert will go on

‘We perform anywhere we are invited’: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan says controversial Cyprus concert will go on

A forthcoming concert by Deep Purple in Cyprus has created an uproar, with reports that Greek Cypriot officials tried to prevent the show from happening on the Turkish side of the divided Mediterranean island.

Queen’s Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Candelight Concerts: Live at Montreux (2014)

Don’t be fooled by the inclusion of several Queen songs. The Candelight Concerts: Live at Montreux isn’t another reiteration of the band’s legend from Brian May. Instead, the addition of singer Kerry Ellis takes those songs — as well as a well-judged collection of offbeat companion pieces — in entirely new directions.

‘I wanted to do a rock ‘n’ roll record’: Tom Petty previews the Heartbreakers’ upcoming Hypnotic Eye

‘I wanted to do a rock ‘n’ roll record’: Tom Petty previews the Heartbreakers’ upcoming Hypnotic Eye

Tom Petty says he had one main goal in putting together his first album in four years with the Heartbreakers: Getting back to basics.

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