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Steely Dan Sunday, “Fall of ’92” (1994)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Fall of ’92” (1994)

<<< BACKWARD (“Little Kawai”) ||| ONWARD (“Lies I Can Believe”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** There were a few tracks that didn’t make it into the Whack Eleven, and “Fall of ’92” was one of them. Musically, it can hang with most any of the approved ones found on 11 Tracks Of Whack

Gene Clark – Here Tonight: The White Light Demos (2013)

Gene Clark – Here Tonight: The White Light Demos (2013)

Gene Clark was ever restless, the constant traveler, from his sudden departure after a stirring two-year tenure with the Byrds into solo career that careened from one style to another, to his untimely alcohol-fueled end at just 46.

‘Just doing what I dig doing': A respected guitarist, Toto’s Steve Lukather focused on singing now

‘Just doing what I dig doing': A respected guitarist, Toto’s Steve Lukather focused on singing now

Steve Lukather ends his terrific new solo album Transition with the one-take instrumental “Smile,” and he recently appeared on the G3 tour with players who regularly put out entire albums of improvisational music.

‘I’m interested in things that are more provocative': John Oates on how his writing style has evolved

‘I’m interested in things that are more provocative': John Oates on how his writing style has evolved

Though he typically handed the microphone over to partner Daryl Hall, John Oates co-wrote three of Hall and Oates’ six No. 1 Billboard hits, as well as charting favorites like “She’s Gone.” But he says his compositional style has changed since then.

‘It’s impossible these days': Ian Gillan says Deep Purple couldn’t reveal too much about Now What?!

‘It’s impossible these days': Ian Gillan says Deep Purple couldn’t reveal too much about Now What?!

There’s a reason Deep Purple never previewed any of the new music on What Now?!, despite appearing in such high profile settings as the Dubai Jazz Festival in the run up to their forthcoming LP’s April 30, 2013 release.

Something Else! sneak peek: Queensryche vs. Queensryche, “Cold” and “Redemption” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Queensryche vs. Queensryche, “Cold” and “Redemption” (2013)

Color me surprised. When Queensryche split with Geoff Tate, spawning a couple of bands named Queensryche and a real headache for fans and anyone involved in the band, my money was very much on the Tate-less version.

‘I would be in that band if we could get along': Sammy Hagar on lingering bad feelings with Van Halen

‘I would be in that band if we could get along': Sammy Hagar on lingering bad feelings with Van Halen

As Sammy Hagar worked on plans to celebrate his four decades in rock, the former Montrose and Van Halen singer says he lit on the idea of presenting a set that moved through each of his hitmaking eras — with special guests to match.

Quicksilver Messenger Service – Live at the Fillmore (2013)

Time to make room for another live set by Quicksilver Messenger Service, an often-overlooked band which has always been defined by the 1969 concert document Happy Trails.

One Track Mind: The Creation, “How Does It Feel To Feel/Life Is Just Beginning” (1967)

Our music is red with purple flashes, declared this British band, and such a description is highly accurate. Big, bold strokes, bursting with bright colors and flavors were the elements embedded within the Creation’s material.

Thurston Moore and Loren Connors – The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through (2013)

The Only Way To Go Is Straight Through begins like a train grinding to a sparks-throwing stop — except it never stops. It just keeps throwing sparks, keeps getting louder, and brighter, and closer.