Nestled between “Takin’ It Back” and the smash hit “Hold the Line” on Toto’s 1978 debut, the steady and fun “Rockmaker” is too often overlooked.
Free of big concepts and the heavy legend of the Who’s songbook, Pete Townshend shows he hasn’t lost his writer’s spark, or his angry voice.
The Cash Box Kings’ ‘Holding Court’ isn’t music that builds off the post-war blues tradition. It advances that sound, reconstituted, into a new age.
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.
Steve Robinson’s “Love Somebody” sounds like XTC doing Bob Dylan. No, really. It features ex-sidemen with both Dylan acolyte Roger McGuinn and XTC.
‘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.
Here is a review of the Steve Gadd Band’s ’70 Strong’ – which, just as the title states, shows Gadd going as strong as ever at age 70.
‘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.