A kind of sibling to “I Am the Walrus,” George Harrison’s “Blue Jay Way” is a perfect snapshot of the Beatles’ most unusually creative artistic phase.
The Yardbirds’ ‘Little Games,’ released on July 24, 1967, was a bit heavy, a bit soft, and showed a whole lot of imagination – despite their looming fate.
Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars seemed to come together through happenstance. Unfortunately, they went their separate ways in a similarly random way.
Though it took a while to arrive, the engaging, smart and loud ‘Imaginos’ – finally released in July 1988 – was Blue Oyster Cult’s most consistent album.
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ wildly improvisational ‘Super Session’ arrived on July 22, 1968. They don’t make them like this anymore.
Yes’ “Sweet Dreams” may have a decidedly non-progressive rock feel, but it is one of the stronger compositions on 1970’s ‘Time and a Word.’
‘Burning Questions,’ released on July 20, 1992, showed that time hadn’t dulled Graham Parker’s legendary rapier wit, or his inquisitiveness.
“Where Did All the Good Times Go” finds Joe Mandica and Grace Marino rocking hard to a bluesy formula dipped in a nip of southern-fried hospitality.
After a pair of largely meditative albums, David Gilmour sounds as if he’s just come fully awake on the lithe and propulsive “Rattle That Lock.”
Released this summer five years ago, Crowded House’s ‘Intriguer’ ended with the words “sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss.” They’d done just that.