Rock Music

It’s Psychedelic Baby, Issue No. 2 (December 2015): Magazines

It’s Psychedelic Baby, Issue No. 2 (December 2015): Magazines

Curl up in your favorite seating accessory with ‘It’s Psychedelic Baby, Issue No. 2’ for pieces on Merrell Fankhauser, Vanity Fare and other great psychedelic folk rock bands.

Songs About Fights, Games People Play by Rolling Stones, B-52’s + Others: Odd Couples

Songs About Fights, Games People Play by Rolling Stones, B-52’s + Others: Odd Couples

The first time I heard the B-52’s, I laughed. The first time I heard the Rolling Stones’ “Emotional Rescue,” I laughed – but not for the same reasons.

Glenn Frey, “The One You Love” from No Fun Aloud (1982): One Track Mind

Glenn Frey, “The One You Love” from No Fun Aloud (1982): One Track Mind

Rather than repeating the Eagles country-rock sound, Glenn Frey’s solo career reverted to his Detroit roots, blending rock, pop and soul.

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon always preferred music raw and natural, and ‘Menlove Ave’ captured him 30 years ago in a thoroughly human moment.

Toto, “I Think I Could Stand You Forever” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “I Think I Could Stand You Forever” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Of David Paich’s four songs on Toto’s ‘Turn Back,’ the Steve Lukather-sung “I Think I Could Stand You Forever” is the most varied. But does it work?

Glenn Frey’s music gave us a peaceful, easy feeling

Glenn Frey’s music gave us a peaceful, easy feeling

Earlier today the Eagles co-founder, singer and guitarist Glenn Frey became the latest entrant to a quickly overcrowding Rock ‘n’ Roll heaven, succumbing to a variety of maladies. He was sixty-seven years old.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Rock + Pop): Billy Gibbons, Toto, Death Cab for Cutie, Joe Jackson

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Rock + Pop): Billy Gibbons, Toto, Death Cab for Cutie, Joe Jackson

Nick DeRiso also recognizes Steve Hackett, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon, Ringo Starr and others in this Best of 2015 list focusing on pop and rock.

Deep Purple – Who Do We Think We Are? (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Deep Purple – Who Do We Think We Are? (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Not as perfect as ‘In Rock’ and not as successful as ‘Machine Head,’ Deep Purple’s ‘Who Do We Think We Are?’ is often forgotten – but it shouldn’t be.

The Beatles, “Inner Light” (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Inner Light” (1968): Deep Beatles

Find out why George Harrison had to be convinced to sing “The Inner Light,” an unlikely b-side to the Beatles’ more commercial “Lady Madonna.”

David Bowie: Station to Station Through a Legendary Life

David Bowie: Station to Station Through a Legendary Life

The late David Bowie always seemed young and fresh, in large part due to his uncanny way of reinventing himself regularly.