M.A. Bakker’s jazz-rock debut boasts the expert musicianship of a by-gone era, and a vivid lyrical imagery that gives it a fiction novel feel.
“Make Believe” is one of the reasons I’m still longing for the day that Toto and Chicago tour together.
Without George Martin’s maverick streak, the Beatles may have never become one of the most influential bands in modern music.
The lesser-known friends, family and musicians who influenced the Beatles finally receive their due in David Bedford’s ‘Fab One Hundred and Four.’
Mixing humor with intelligent observations, Chip Muellemann’s ‘Life On Low’ is an album where the script is just as stimulating as the music.
“I got back to England, after a very successful tour – and my phone rings at 11:30 at night,” Keith Emerson remembered. “It was their then-manager Brian Lane.”
If American Football takes another long hiatus, Mike Kinsella is prepared. “I’m going to keep these jeans,” he mused, “and wear them again!”
You have to wonder why Manassas went under so many people’s radar, especially with the gap left by the breakup of Crosby Stills Nash and Young in 1970.
George Martin could have made the Beatles toe the company line. Instead, Mike Tiano argues, he inspired them to greatness by working as a musical and production collaborator.
The records, those sounds – even in George Martin’s awful absence – will remain, forever.