Post Tagged with: "1970s"

Heart – Greatest Hits (1998; 2011 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

The distractions when it comes to Heart (gender politics, obvious curtsies to Led Zeppelin, wall-to-wall 1980s power-ballads, etc.) are swept away

James Taylor – Sweet Baby James (1970; 2011 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Recorded in the waning days of the 60’s, James Taylor’s second album became one of a handful of albums that defined the pop and rock landscape in the immediate wake of the Beatles’ breakup.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Pretzel Logic" (1974)

< >> I stepped out on the platform, the man gave me the news He said, “You must be joking son, where did you get those shoes?”

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" (1973)

Greetings ends not with a happy postcard from the Jersey shore, but with the tough-as-nails “It’s Hard To be A Saint In The City.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Through With Buzz" (1974)

< >> At ninety seconds, it’s the briefest of all Steely Dan songs, and one of only a couple SD recordings where strings accompaniment was used.

Gimme Five: The Pat Metheny Trio

by Mark Saleski Many artists, when asked to pick a favorite from their own discography, will lean toward their most recent release. Sure, I can see that. You work on new material, it’s fresh and exiting, and right there in the front of your mind. I’ve wondered what Pat Metheny’s response would be

Steely Dan Sunday, "Parker's Band" (1974)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Going straight from a tribute to one jazz icon right to a tribute to another jazz icon. Ha, and they call themselves a rock band?

Buck Owens – Live in Scandinavia (1970)

Among some of my Internet friends, I’m known for being into “obscure” jazz. I suppose this is true, though given the average person’s engagement with the jazz world (face it people, it’s a pretty small number, percentage-wise), the definition of “obscure” is a slippery one. Maybe I just like obscure things, period. Like this country record. Thank goodness for SundazedRead More

Gimme Five: Henry McCullough on tracks from Wings, Joe Cocker, Pink Floyd

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we had the reins over to Henry McCullough, singer-songwriter and former sideman with Paul McCartney and Wings, Joe Cocker and Spooky Tooth, among others.

Average White Band – Live at Montreux 1977 (2011)

Improperly named, the Average White Band was anything but. First off, one of the rhythm guys, at least by this point, wasn’t white. Second, and this is far more important, they funked it up with a vigor and style that would never be confused with average.