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Forgotten series: The Sir Finks – (Tres Mexicanos) Del Sur De Texas (2008)

Forgotten series: The Sir Finks – (Tres Mexicanos) Del Sur De Texas (2008)

This was a fun surf instrumental album from Get Hip, containing all of the Sir Finks’ material as recorded for the Wildebeest label.

‘We never had any time’: Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

‘We never had any time’: Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

For all of their many arguments, accusations and on-stage antics, Cream really broke up because of bad management, bassist Jack Bruce says. Having issued three albums in four years, and toured incessantly through 1968, they simply burned out.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Door Number Two” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Door Number Two” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Mary Shut The Garden Door”) ||| ONWARD (“Downtown Canon”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** It’s strange: I like Donald Fagen records for how much they sound like Steely Dan and I like Walter Becker’s records for how they distance themselves from Steely Dan records.

Tom Levin – Them Feet (2014)

Tom Levin took a huge step back into the spotlight, after struggling for years through a bad record deal, with 2011’s Tooth and Claw. This new album consolidates everything that once made him a best-new-artist phenom

Ex-Toto frontman Fergie Frederiksen loses cancer battle: ‘His legacy lives on’

Ex-Toto frontman Fergie Frederiksen loses cancer battle: ‘His legacy lives on’

Fergie Frederiksen, who fronted Toto for 1984’s Isolation and rebounded despite a cancer diagnosis to release two recent albums, has died

Beasto Blanco – Live Fast, Die Loud (2013)

It doesn’t matter how many records I listen to in a year, I always seem to miss a few good ones. Live Fast, Die Loud is one of those that I didn’t get to in 2013.

One Track Mind: The Outsiders, “The Guy With The Long Liverpool Hair” (1964)

Claiming absolutely no kinship to the Outsiders from Cleveland, Ohio, who raced to the top of the charts in 1966 with the horn-rocking “Time Won’t Let Me,” these boys called Brooklyn, New York home

Rare companion release from Chicago’s Stone of Sisyphus era surfaces online

Rare companion release from Chicago’s Stone of Sisyphus era surfaces online

Though it’s long been forgotten now, there was a CD-ROM component planned for Chicago’s shelved Stone of Sisyphus recording in the early 1990s — and it’s now surfaced online. Stream it here!

Deep Beatles: The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969)

Deep Beatles: The Beatles, “Her Majesty” from Abbey Road (1969)

Concluding our walk through the Abbey Road medley is the brief, secret coda “Her Majesty.” At only 23 seconds, it stands as the shortest song in the Beatles catalog.

‘He yearns to do his own music’: Is Journey’s Arnel Pineda tiring of the Steve Perry comparisons?

‘He yearns to do his own music’: Is Journey’s Arnel Pineda tiring of the Steve Perry comparisons?

Arnel Pineda has recorded two albums of original music with Journey, dating back to 2008’s Revelation. Still, the bulk of the band’s legacy — and his performances — are rooted in the Steve Perry era.