Even as shadows gathered around the superlative ‘No Better Than This,’ released this week in 2010, John Mellencamp clung to his weathered optimism.
Lucas Lee offers a fascinating instrumental tale of the corporate world on the impishly titled ‘Business Brunch Specials: Uranium Omelet [With GMO-Free Brown Sauce].’
When a reworked Yes issued ‘Drama’ on August 18, 1980, it divided the loyalties of a stunned fanbase. Geoff Downes saw things differently.
‘Stage Fright,’ issued on August 17, 1970, was the Band’s highest-charting LP. But there’s still much to discover inside these overlooked moments.
‘Hits the Hits,’ a 13-song collection of covers, allows Bob Wayne to put his unique spin on classic rock – and some much stranger pop choices.
‘Fahrenheit,’ released in August 1986, fell into an emerging trend – as the big-hearted singles didn’t reflect all of Toto’s varied musical goals.
Liberty Ellman takes time off from doing great things for other jazz musicians to do a pretty great thing under his own name.
Woodstock kicked off on August 15, 1969, then grew to truly epic proportions. Santana’s Gregg Rolie says its scope only dawned on him later.
With the Beatles’ “Think For Yourself,” it became clear that George Harrison’s skill as a songwriter was developing at an incredibly fast rate.
Originally released on August 14, 1971, the Who’s ‘Who’s Next’ came to life again for me inside the confines of my Unproductivity Mobile Sound Lab.