Post Tagged with: "1990s"

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?

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Galveston Bay” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Galveston Bay” (1995)

Here’s a powerful bit of storytelling, about the intersection of lives that have seen tragedy and, depending on the decisions they make, might see more.

‘Weren’t you that guy in Van Halen?': Mitch Malloy on his short trip through a very famous band

Mitch Malloy has released a number of albums since his self-titled 1992 debut, even while fashioning a career as a mixer and mastering engineer with Taylor Swift, Kenny Loggins and others.

Something Else! Interview: Jim Weider of the Band

Something Else! Interview: Jim Weider of the Band

Woodstock native Jim Weider got to live out a musician’s dream, having been a fan of the Band at the turn of the 1970s before eventually joining Levon Helm, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson from 1985-99.

Forgotten Series: Ugly Kid Joe – Menace to Sobriety (1995)

Ugly Kid Joe very likely doomed their career with the way they came on to the scene. First there was the name, a jab at second- or third-tier hair metal act Pretty Boy Floyd.

Almost Hits: Tom Petty, “It’s Good To Be King” (1995)

Almost Hits: Tom Petty, “It’s Good To Be King” (1995)

“It’s Good To Be King,” which somehow only crept up to No. 68 on the charts, doesn’t sound like any side Tom Petty had ever put out — and, at the same time, like all of them.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Across The Border” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Across The Border” (1995)

There are many descriptions of the album The Ghost of Tom Joad as being “bleak” and “tuneless,” which leads me to wonder how exactly is a person supposed to render situations of no hope in an artistic context.