So I’m sitting in our old dining room, flipping through stacks of albums…and I come upon Tarkus. “No, that’s a keeper” I say and the LP goes into the crate.
Levon Helm’s delicately poignant vocal completely animates the Robbie Robertson lyric – stripping bare the awful costs of these kind of conflicts.
Al Jardine joins us, just ahead of a series of concert dates with Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, to talk about classic Beach Boys tracks — from his first lead vocal to their latest reunion effort.
After releasing two EPs, Canary has gotten it gender-bending brand of blues-rocking menace down to a coiled science. Take “Let Down Your Guard,” a track that first hits you in the solar plexus
The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine on touring and recording with Brian Wilson: ‘We’re going all the way back’
Even the disintigration of a long-hoped-for Beach Boys reunion hasn’t stopped Brian Wilson’s third-act creative resurgence. Ask Al Jardine, a childhood friend and long-time bandmate
A decade past its last studio effort, 2003’s Power to Believe, and long after most people had all but given up on such a thing, Robert Fripp has announced the reformation of King Crimson.
Right now, somewhere in a restaurant kitchen, or an auto shop, there is a greasy, beat-up boombox duct taped to a pole, and it is playing Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
Harry Nilsson is a legend to many musicians and connoisseurs of 1960s and ’70s rock music, but an enigma to the mainstream listening public.
It’s an affair that leads down a dark path, told from the point of view of the deceased. Or at least, that’s how I used to feel about “Highway 29.”
Bryan Ferry’s witty combining of art-rock musical constructions, post-modern lyrical detachment and Sinatra-esque couture can be subsumed at times by his unfocused career choices.