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The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969): On Second Thought

The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969): On Second Thought

Simultaneously the Beatles at their best, and the sound of a band disintegrating.

Random Shuffle: Peter Cetera, the Beatles, J Mascis and a pile of bootlegs

Random Shuffle: Peter Cetera, the Beatles, J Mascis and a pile of bootlegs

Mat Brewster shares thoughts and memories as random music goes by.

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form And Mess thrives on the extreme limits of rock and jazz.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ain’t That a Lot of Love” from Islands (1977)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Ain’t That a Lot of Love” from Islands (1977)

Slow to get started, this R&B romp finishes on a high note.

Slash – World on Fire (2014)

Slash – World on Fire (2014)

Though a bit too long, this builds on Slash’s ‘Apocalyptic Love’ successes.

Greg Lake on his first post-Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘I was just sort of spun’

Greg Lake on his first post-Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘I was just sort of spun’

“I had every freedom in the world,” Lake tells us, “and yet …”

Dylan Ryan Sand – Circa (2014)

Dylan Ryan Sand – Circa (2014)

Though Dylan Ryan Sand is a small band, they create a big sound; though the songs are short, they’re complete musical statements. ‘Circa’ makes a lot out of a little.

Don Felder on the Eagles’ struggles to complete The Long Run: ‘We kept trying to raise the bar higher’

Don Felder on the Eagles’ struggles to complete The Long Run: ‘We kept trying to raise the bar higher’

Feeling pressure from all sides, the Eagles simply cracked.

Guitars and Gore: Exploring the Horror Themes in Film and Heavy Metal

Guitars and Gore: Exploring the Horror Themes in Film and Heavy Metal

As we all know, the Devil gets the best tunes — and scripts.

John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (2014)

John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (2014)

This goes much farther out than the celebrated rock music of its time.