At this point, they weren’t quite brilliant yet. But Steely Dan was on its way there.
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A force in its day, the music of this seminal funk-jazz-rock combo remains very much potent today.
I still don’t really know the entire story, and maybe its better that I don’t.
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.
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.
So a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about Neil Young‘s new Pono music system.
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.
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)
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.
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