Post Tagged with: "1990s"

‘He’s actually a musician': Neal Schon on Journey’s relationship with producer Kevin Shirley

Producer Kevin Shirley has worked with every Journey lead singer going back to Steve Perry, and there’s a reason for that: “He’s very, very musical,” says band co-founder Neal Schon.

Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins – Sluggo!: Super Deluxe Edition (1997; 2013 reissue)

Mike Keneally and Beer for Dolphins – Sluggo!: Super Deluxe Edition (1997; 2013 reissue)

That Sluggo! — perhaps Mike Keneally’s first, best album of real songcraft — came together at all, considering the circumstances, remains something of a miracle.

Ronnie Montrose – Bearings (1999; 2013 reissue)

Ronnie Montrose – Bearings (1999; 2013 reissue)

This acoustic offering, remastered and packaged together with a new concert tribute to Ronnie Montrose, offers an opportunity for quiet reflection on the guitarist’s lost genius.

Movies: The Punk Singer (2013)

The Punk Singer, Sini Anderson’s briskly paced, 80-minute film examines Kathleen Hanna’s ascension as unofficial spokeswoman of the riot grrl movement.

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Conet Project Recordings of Shortwave Number Stations (1998)

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Conet Project Recordings of Shortwave Number Stations (1998)

Shortwave number stations? WTF is that?! And why would anybody want recordings of them?!! The first part is easy to answer. The second part? Hmmm…let me think on it.

The Jigsaw Seen – For The Discriminating Completist (2013)

The Jigsaw Seen – For The Discriminating Completist (2013)

For nearly a quarter of a century, the Jigsaw Seen has been making music fueled by fascinating and forward thinking strategies.

Jellyfish – Radio Jellyfish (2013)

Jellyfish – Radio Jellyfish (2013)

Culled from that brief turn-of-the-1990s moment when unplugged performances were all the rage, these acoustic radio performances from Jellyfish offer fresh perspective on the band’s stirring, if all-too-brief, two-album run.

The Friday Morning Listen: Hugh Masekela – Hope (1994)

The Friday Morning Listen: Hugh Masekela – Hope (1994)

I look back at what went on in the 1990s and it seems like a completely different world. An impossible world.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “My Best Was Never Good Enough” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “My Best Was Never Good Enough” (1995)

Why would Bruce close out a poignant album of dark and troubled times with a short, sweet, and cliché-ridden song?

Gimme Five: Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham, Peter Green or Stevie Nicks

Gimme Five: Fleetwood Mac without Lindsey Buckingham, Peter Green or Stevie Nicks

Whatever side you come down on in the Great Fleetwood Mac Debates, surely it’s either with the initial rootsy Peter Green era or the platinum-kissed Buckingham-Nicks pop period. But what about the rest?