The back-to-the-basics approach of ‘A Thesis on the Ballad’ makes its case with the oft-forgotten art of homespun charm and the power of poetry.
“Afraid of Love” isn’t just one of the best deep cuts found on Toto IV; it’s one of Toto’s catchiest, most accessible album tracks ever.
Chicago made numerous love songs, some of them hugely popular, but few were as personal – and none were as challenging – as “Free Form Guitar.”
Australia-based progressive rocker Ben Craven joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! interview.
Yes’ “Mood for a Day” probably isn’t the first Steve Howe solo guitar composition that comes to mind – but maybe it should be.
Four decades hence, it’s easy to hear the glory of Steely Dan’s diverse and calculating ‘The Royal Scam.’
Metal Meltdowns will explore those moments when my favorite metal and hard rock bands went off the rails. Let’s start with Danzig’s ‘blackacidevil.’
The stunning decision by ‘Entertainment Weekly’ to essentially ignore George Martin’s passing – and with it, his legacy – is insulting to Martin, the Beatles, and anyone interested in major music news.
When people scoff in disbelief that Chicago used to open for the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, I pull out “Poem 58.”
I love the horn section’s raw sound on ‘Chicago Transit Authority.’ As time went by, Chicago smoothed that sound out – but not here.