Rock Music

Left Lane Cruiser – Rock Them Back To Hell! (2013)

Never have so much gritty, grimy and righteous noise come from just two guys as Left Lane Cruiser.

Almost Hits: Harry Chapin, “Taxi” (1972) and “Sequel” (1980)

Almost Hits: Harry Chapin, “Taxi” (1972) and “Sequel” (1980)

Harry Chapin’s relatively short career as a singer/songwriter came to an end when he died in a car accident in 1981. He’s probably remembered by the general public mostly for his No. 1 single “Cat’s in the Cradle”

One Track Mind: Sting, “And Yet” from The Last Ship (2013)

One Track Mind: Sting, “And Yet” from The Last Ship (2013)

The last time Sting approached his familial history amidst England’s rusting ship-building days of yore, it was on the occasion of his father’s death. He returns now with larger themes

Forgotten series: The Temptations – Puzzle People (1969)

Seemingly every musician in the late ’60s was cruising on psychedelic control, or at least tampering with the genre. But not the Motown artists.

‘Made the group’s sound what it was’: The Beatles’ Paul McCartney on Ringo Starr’s underrated role

‘Made the group’s sound what it was’: The Beatles’ Paul McCartney on Ringo Starr’s underrated role

So much of the modern history of the Beatles revolves around the twin songwriting genius of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, with George Harrison — and, particularly, Ringo Starr — often being all but ignored.

‘We invented progressive rock’: Chris Squire stakes Yes’ claim as forefathers of the genre

‘We invented progressive rock’: Chris Squire stakes Yes’ claim as forefathers of the genre

Chris Squire, of course, had little idea that Yes would still be together as the group was constructing the classic albums featured on their most recent tour. But he knew one thing

‘Sometimes it’s hard to hear’: Criticism doesn’t slow Adam Lambert, who’s set for U.S. debut with Queen

‘Sometimes it’s hard to hear’: Criticism doesn’t slow Adam Lambert, who’s set for U.S. debut with Queen

Adam Lambert, who’ll play his initial U.S. date with Queen later this month, has withstood his share of criticism — even before stepping into the shoes of one of rock music’s most celebrated frontmen.

Prog Collective with Colin Moulding, John Wetton, Peter Banks, Billy Sherwood, others – Epilogue (2013)

The second Prog Collective project holds a series of intrigues for fans of Yes, as still more final recordings from the late Peter Banks surface. Another track features a partial reunion of the Relayer-era lineup

Richard X. Heyman – X (2013)

I suspect most of you reading this already know who Richard X. Heyman is, as he’s been making cool music for many years.

Steely Dan Sunday, “West Of Hollywood” (2000)

Steely Dan Sunday, “West Of Hollywood” (2000)

<<< BACKWARD (“Negative Girl”) ||| ONWARD (“The Last Mall”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** This past summer there’s been some point and counterpoint on a class of jazz fans called the “jazzbro,”