Steve Howe has probably never got the credit he deserved for his role in fashioning the legends of both Yes and Asia. The Homebrew series, whether intended or not, has done much to underscore his privotal role
“Trails,” Asobi Seku’s paen to heartbreak and loss, seemed an odd choice for lead single from the band’s 2011 release Fluorescence. The melody threatens to catch, but never quite takes hold.
The Blockheads’ latest release, Same Horse, Different Jockey is an album which has taken the band in new directions, both musically and re-establishes the band at the top of their musical tree.
<<< BACKWARD (“Pixeleen”) ||| ONWARD (“Everything Must Go”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Lunch with Gina” flies along in full funk/rock mode. Guitarist Hugh McCracken and Jon Herington gleefully play along with the rock solid back beat laid down by Keith Carlock on drums
In the popular imagination, the 1960s festival scene in America went directly from Monterey Pop in 1967 to Woodstock in 1969 — but there was a too-often overlooked stop in between, and Jimi Hendrix was there, too.
I’ll confess up front I’m a huge Thompson family fan. Sure it’s easy to love Richard Thompson; he’s one of the best guitarists to emerge from England since, well, ever.
By the time Eric Clapton gathered a working band in support 1983’s Money and Cigarettes (home to the Top 10 U.S. hit “I’ve Got a Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart”), the guitarist was clean and sober.
You know Steve Cropper from his legendary work with Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, William Bell, Johnnie Taylor — and, of course, with Booker T. and the MGs. His beginnings with the Stax Record label, however, were decidedly less glamorous.
The next entry in the Abbey Road medley continues the naughtiness of “Polythene Pam.”
More than one fan has connected the sound of Roger Taylor’s more mature vocals on his forthcoming solo album with that of Rod Stewart. Now, the long-time Queen member has addressed the comparison.