An EP release has an interesting aesthetic all its own, as shown by key releases from R.E.M., Let’s Active, the Dream Syndicate, the Bangles and others.
Shadows in Stereo
Bruce Springsteen has always been dogged by rumors of versions of albums that differed markedly from what became the commercial release.
There are many acts with that didn’t deserve the public’s indifference – including Andy Fraser’s Sharks, Cry of Love and others.
By accident or design, ‘The Eyes of Alice Cooper’ is as close as it comes to the classics from Alice Cooper’s glory days.
Free’s critically underrated ‘Heartbreaker’ was a direct foreshadowing of the success to come for Paul Rodgers and Bad Company.
Deep Purple’s hall of fame impact on rock music extends to a number of related bands, from Rainbow and Trapeze to Quatermass and Whitesnake.
‘Sunflower’ was the Beach Boys being a band for one last moment in their eternal endless summer.
The hard-to-accept fact is simply that although Mott the Hoople had a number of good albums, they never really had any great ones.
You have to wonder why Manassas went under so many people’s radar, especially with the gap left by the breakup of Crosby Stills Nash and Young in 1970.
ZZ Top’s underrated ‘Tejas’ is like a forgotten middle child, having had the back luck to follow not just one, but two classic albums.