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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.

Rhys Chatham – Pythagorean Dream (2016)

Rhys Chatham – Pythagorean Dream (2016)

Dauntless musician Rhys Chatham’s ‘Pythagorean Dream’ is an avant-garde minimalist’s dream come true.

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.

The Beatles, “Devil in Her Heart” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Devil in Her Heart” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Devil in Her Heart” exemplifies the early Beatles, representing their eclectic song selection, willingness to take risks and ability to transform a cover.

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.

Mark Lettieri – Spark And Echo (2016)

Mark Lettieri – Spark And Echo (2016)

A few years back the fusion guitarist Mark Lettieri put forward an EP that was all killer/no filler. Three years later, he’s back

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.