Rock Music

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

Although oodles of Guess Who compilations are available, ‘Track Record: The Guess Who Collection’ is possibly the best of the bounty.

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Non-Jazz): Van Hunt, Toto, Richard Page, J.D. Souther

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Non-Jazz): Van Hunt, Toto, Richard Page, J.D. Souther

Preston Frazier’s Non-Jazz Best of 2015 list also includes Shemekia Copeland, Grupo Fantasma, Luke Reynolds, Public Service Broadcasting, the Westies and others.

Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac, Rumours + Tusk (1975-79): Reissues

Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac, Rumours + Tusk (1975-79): Reissues

Douglas Harr explores a period of artistic triumph and personal challenges through the lens of three reissues from Fleetwood Mac’s most celebrated era.

Yes, “We Have Heaven” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “We Have Heaven” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Clocking in just over a minute and a half, Yes’ “We Have Heaven’ is essentially a Jon Anderson chant revolving around two themes.

David Bowie was a one-off, larger than life figure

David Bowie was a one-off, larger than life figure

David Bowie was a one-off, larger than life figure. Sammy Stein offers up thoughts on the immense impact of the Thin White Duke, who sadly and unexepctedly passed away Sunday.

Jeff Young, keyboardist with Jackson Browne, Steely Dan + others: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Young, keyboardist with Jackson Browne, Steely Dan + others: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Young, a regular collaborator with Jackson Browne, Donald Fagen and Steely Dan, joins Preston Frazier ahead of a solo album release party to be held in Los Angeles.

The Nude Party – Hot Tub (2016)

The Nude Party – Hot Tub (2016)

The Nude Party, out of Boone, N.C., uses a ’60s garage rock sound similar to the classic Pebbles LPs to great effect.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): John Oates, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Faces + others

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): John Oates, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Faces + others

This Best of 2015 list focuses on those revelatory moments, those times when a shard of pristine insight cuts through the clutter of expectation and then memory.

Bill Pritchard – Mother Town Hall (2016)

Bill Pritchard – Mother Town Hall (2016)

Bill Pritchard’s ‘Mother Town Hall’ is yet another intoxicating demonstration of witty wordplay and polished musicianship.

David Bowie – Blackstar (2016)

David Bowie – Blackstar (2016)

David Bowie remains one of our key musicians, but his last releases began to sound just a tad retrospective. Not this one.