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The Friday Morning Listen: Angel – White Hot (1978)

The Friday Morning Listen: Angel – White Hot (1978)

So we were standing around the Something Else! water cooler the other day, getting a lot of laughs from an absolutely ridiculous article we’d read about guitar players.

Jaco Pastorius – Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions (2014)

Jaco Pastorius – Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions (2014)

With precious few recordings prior to his staggering, self-titled 1976 debut, Jaco Pastorius’ Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions is a set of demos that, for once, really do matter and matter a lot.

The Friday Morning Listen: – Pat Metheny Group – American Garage (1979)

So a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about Neil Young‘s new Pono music system.

The Friday Morning Listen: AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (1978)

The Friday Morning Listen: AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (1978)

What with the rumors flying earlier this week about the health of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, I was pretty sure I’d be writing an obit/appreciation piece by now.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Philip Glass, “Music With Changing Parts” (1970)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Philip Glass, “Music With Changing Parts” (1970)

In a recent radio segment, NPR reported on an experiment conducted by University of Arkansas professor Elizabeth Margulis.

Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ‘em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ‘em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

They’re objects of music chart intrigue: those left field hits, songs that aren’t really typical of the bands who recorded them and become hits, anyway.

The Friday Morning Listen: Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)

The Friday Morning Listen: Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)

When I’ve gone back to revisit Devo‘s first appearance on Saturday Night Live (October 14, 1978), it still seems kind of shocking. I hadn’t yet heard them on the radio

Gimme Five: Cool moments from Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic

Gimme Five: Cool moments from Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic

On this date forty years ago, Steely Dan released their third long-player Pretzel Logic, widely regarded as a pinnacle achievement for the premier jazz-pop rock band and one of those great classic rock albums of the 70s.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Daybreak” (1979)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Daybreak” (1979)

At first, you might think that New Chautauqua was going to fade out in a series of simple reveries. I would have been fine with that, because that set of ringing arpeggios have that kind of searching quality

Almost Hits: Journey, “Lights” (1978)

Almost Hits: Journey, “Lights” (1978)

Hard to believe that last week Journey’s Infinity had become thirty-six years old; I can still remember how fresh and exciting the album sounded when I first heard it.