Rock Music

The Beatles, “I Call Your Name” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “I Call Your Name” from Past Masters (1964): Deep Beatles

Through it failed to make the ‘Hard Day’s Night’ soundtrack, “I Call Your Name” nevertheless illustrates the Beatles’ rapid artistic development.

Jethro Tull Road Stories: Call this one, ‘Menstrual in the Gallery’

Jethro Tull Road Stories: Call this one, ‘Menstrual in the Gallery’

On stage, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson has been hit with a variety of items: a baseball, a rose, a splash of urine. This, however, may have been the worst.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): Rolling Stones, John Oates, Yes + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): Rolling Stones, John Oates, Yes + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Emerson Lake and Palmer, Gov’t Mule, Jeff Beck, Lead Belly, the Knack and the Staple Singers.

The Flower Pot Men, “Let’s Go to San Francisco [Pts. 1-2]” (1967): One Track Mind

The Flower Pot Men, “Let’s Go to San Francisco [Pts. 1-2]” (1967): One Track Mind

The Flower Pot Men’s very name, of course, says much about the era. Still, “Let’s Go to San Francisco (Pts. 1-2)” remains a stunningly produced song, and a flower-power classic.

Yes, “Then” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “Then” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

An inventive and frenzied drum part from Bill Bruford helps propel Jon Anderson’s “Then” into the upper echelon of early Yes songs.

Marco Minnemann, “Thoughts Take Shape” (2015): Exclusive Something Else! stream

Marco Minnemann, “Thoughts Take Shape” (2015): Exclusive Something Else! stream

This exclusive Something Else! stream from ‘Celebration’ offers new insights into one of Marco Minnemann’s very best solo projects.

Cretones – Thin Red Line (1980): Forgotten Series

Cretones – Thin Red Line (1980): Forgotten Series

Cretones’ ‘Thin Red Line’ certainly tanked in its time. But hindsight, through the courtesy of a 35-year rearview mirror, offers a different perspective.

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Trilogy: Deluxe Edition (1972, 2015 reissue)

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Trilogy: Deluxe Edition (1972, 2015 reissue)

Here is a review of the 3-CD remastered version of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s classic 1972 release, ‘Trilogy.’ Jakko Jakszyk’s remix does the music justice.

John Howard and the Night Mail – John Howard and the Night Mail (2015)

John Howard and the Night Mail – John Howard and the Night Mail (2015)

Rife with balance, strength and commanding images, ‘John Howard and the Night Mail’ keeps the ears open and the mind awake.

Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Jazz + Rock): Yes, Richard Page, Toto + others

Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Jazz + Rock): Yes, Richard Page, Toto + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes J.D. Souther, Jose James, Luke Reynolds, Kevin Gilbert, Leslie Johnson, Joni Mitchell, Marc Cary and others.