At once ambitious and complex, the Who’s Tommy stands as a shining moment in their vast career. Their sweeping work redefined the “concept album” and set the standard for rock operas such as Green Day’s American Idiot.
“It’s Good To Be King,” which somehow only crept up to No. 68 on the charts, doesn’t sound like any side Tom Petty had ever put out — and, at the same time, like all of them.
Many folks (and not just “Young Folks”) ended up hearing the biggest hit single to feature whistling since maybe Mitch Miller’s theme from “The Bridge on the River Kwai.”
At City Winery, Chicago: Since 2012, Michael Nesmith has toured around the country with the Monkees and as a solo act.
There would be no poetry this time, some 44 years after the Rolling Stones last took the stage at London’s Hyde Park. Back then, in 1969, they were eulogizing Brian Jones, then just two days dead.
I’ll make a confession at the top of this review that will invalidate my opinion in the eyes of many Nightwish fans, but I didn’t really like the band with Tarja Turunen.
The incredible perfectionism that went into Boston’s self-titled debut album back in 1976 amazed the ears of the general rock and pop fan base as well as most music critics everywhere.
<<< BACKWARD (“Everything Must Go”) ||| ONWARD (“Morph The Cat”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Steely Dan’s “Second Act” started in 1993 and shows no sign of ending.
“I believe there is a divine music; it goes on, it’s automatic, without anger, greed, lust, attachment and egoism.”
RCA label heads must be pointing fingers right about now. Just months after splitting with Adam Lambert over their push to have the Idol finalist record an 1980s-themed cover album, he’s on a roll.