Rock Music

Yes, “The Revealing Science of God / Dance of the Dawn” (1973): YESterdays

Yes, “The Revealing Science of God / Dance of the Dawn” (1973): YESterdays

If something works in pop music, it’s usually then run into the ground. Yes seemed immune to the axiom as 1973’s ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’ arrived.

Iced Earth, “Ghost of Freedom” from Horror Show (2001): One Track Mind

Iced Earth, “Ghost of Freedom” from Horror Show (2001): One Track Mind

Metal bands aren’t usually known for patriotic tunes. We’ll explore one of the exceptions on this Memorial Day: Iced Earth.

Chicago, “Someday” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Someday” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

With ‘Someday,’ Chicago’s Robert Lamm made the first of many political statements – and he did so with an exclamation mark.

Rob Zombie – The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (2016)

Rob Zombie – The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (2016)

With just enough strangeness to make it interesting, Rob Zombie’s ‘Electric Warlock’ is a fun, catchy throwback to what I consider his best work.

Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro has always been considered an ace songwriter, a trusted sideman, the ultimate team player. Now, he’s ready to step out.

Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan: Gimme Five

Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan: Gimme Five

Let’s start a conversation about how the addition of just one more song might have changed the fate of several Bob Dylan albums.

Toto, “Lovers In The Night” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Lovers In The Night” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

‘Toto IV’ follows the Steve Lukather rocker “Afraid Of Love” with an even more potent song from David Paich.

Megadeth – Risk (1999): Metal Meltdowns

Megadeth – Risk (1999): Metal Meltdowns

I joined many other Megadeth fans in immediately hating 1999’s ‘Risk.’ Returning to it, however, was a bit of a surprise.

Songs from the Dearly Departed David Bowie, Eagles, Prince + others: Odd Couples

Songs from the Dearly Departed David Bowie, Eagles, Prince + others: Odd Couples

We remember David Bowie, Glenn Frey of the Eagles, the Beatles’ legendary producer George Martin and Prince in a special edition of Odd Couples.

Chicago, “I’m a Man” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “I’m a Man” from Chicago Transit Authority (1969): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago swung for the fences repeatedly on this first album, and that included taking on a popular rock song – perhaps the height of hubris for a new band.