At the peak of their powers, the Beatles considered recording an album at Stax Records in Memphis. Steve Cropper sorts out why it never happened.
Released on May 19, 1992, ‘Revenge’ is the one non-makeup record that belongs in the conversation with Kiss’ best work.
‘Brothers,’ released on May 18, 2010, stands as the Black Keys’ best-ever attempt at hybridizing black music into modern rock.
Astonishingly diversified, Thee Midniters played every stitch of music conceivable, leading them to appeal to both adults and kids.
‘Ramble at the Ryman,’ released on May 17, 2011, reminded us that Levon Helm was the Band’s loamy voiced, rhythmic center point. And something more.
Paul McCartney’s synthy solo effort ‘McCartney II,’ released on May 16, 1980, didn’t pass for innovation back then – and it doesn’t today, either.
While the Beatles would eventually drop this early cover song from their setlists, “Three Cool Cats” holds a special place in the band’s history.
Wilco’s ‘Sky Blue Sky,’ released on May 15, 2007, became my road music, an escape from the everyday nothingness that often drives us insane.
‘Chicago 17,’ released on May 14, 1984, was a multi-million-selling smash. And Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin aren’t about to apologize for it.
In this moment, the Band’s Richard Manuel sounds whole again, entirely present, a world away from the fading figure depicted in ‘The Last Waltz.’