I’ve long thought Peter Cetera was underrated as a bass player, and Chicago’s “Happy ‘Cause I’m Goin’ Home” illustrates the point.
Steve Elliott caught up with Dan Ropek, author of ‘Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood,’ to discuss this often-overlooked figure in rock.
Why is Chicago’s “At the Sunrise” overlooked? Maybe because ‘Chicago III’ has so many great songs, and this one falls through the cracks?
Who would’ve thought, at this late date, that we’d ever see a book focused on Chris Wood, the spirit of Traffic?
Over just three verses and one hook-driven chorus, Yes’ “Wonderous Stories” demonstrates prog rock in its direct and most accessible form.
The driving “Nightmare” shows once again that the Embrooks are, if anything, consistent. But why remake “Helen”?
There are many acts with that didn’t deserve the public’s indifference – including Andy Fraser’s Sharks, Cry of Love and others.
“Free” isn’t as well remembered as some of Chicago’s bigger classic hits of the era, but I have a great time every time I hear it.
‘Dead Man Dancing’ is Ethan Keller up close and personal, warts and all. And you know what? He’s still sounding good.
Despite the fact that “Parallels” is a solo contribution from the late Chris Squire, there is no doubt this is a Yes song.