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Drive-By Truckers – Brighter Than Creation's Dark (2008)

Drive-By Truckers – Brighter Than Creation's Dark (2008)

photo by Jason Thrasher by S. Victor Aaron No band today epitomizes Southern rock more precisely than Athens, Georgia’s Drive-By Truckers. Sometimes they sound even more Dixie than Skynard, The Marshall Tucker Band or the Allman Brothers. Not only do they possess the rough and tumble sound of their forebears but they’ll often co-opt country, punk and folk in creatingRead More

One Track Mind: Gov't Mule "Perfect Shelter" (2004)

One Track Mind: Gov't Mule "Perfect Shelter" (2004)

by Pico Covering High And Mighty about a year and a half ago gave me a convenient excuse to pull out and listen to some of the prior Gov’t Mule CDs. Out of the one just prior to this one, Déjà Voodoo, came a tune that has lately been the perfect ear food for the testosterone-charged seventies kid in me.Read More

Howlin' Wolf – The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971)

Howlin' Wolf – The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971)

NICK DERISO: It was payback time for ’60s-stars Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ringo Starr, and the rhythm section from the Rolling Stones. After all, vocalist and harmonica player Chester Arthur Burnett — you might know him better as Howlin’ Wolf – had been one of the chief architects, at least in spirit, for the decade of sound and fury thatRead More

Peter Frampton – Fingerprints (2006)

Peter Frampton – Fingerprints (2006)

NICK DERISO: Peter Frampton’s first-ever instrumental release boasts a buffet-style diversity. And by refusing to settle into easy genre work — you just knew this would be jazz(zzzzzzzzz)y, right? — Frampton finally distances himself completely from a certain mid-1970s double live album. Well, almost anyway. No, familiar keyboardist Bob Mayo doesn’t appear. (He actually died of a heart attack onRead More

Best Christmas cover song: The Temptations, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (1970)

Best Christmas cover song: The Temptations, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (1970)

NICK DERISO: Celebratory, but not entirely reverant, the Temptations took a kid’s song and transformed it into a funked-out and rollicking Yuletide hoot. That made “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” a high point in the group’s first holiday release, 1970′s “The Temptations Christmas Card.” Also included are memorable uptempo remakes of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Little Drummer Boy.”Read More

One Track Of The Year: the subdudes – "Poor Man's Paradise"

One Track Of The Year: the subdudes – "Poor Man's Paradise"

by Pico With all the All Star albums of 2007 out of the way, there’s just one more piece of year-end business to take care of: my favorite song of the year. Like the top CD of the year, this one didn’t require much agonizing. It’s a song that puts me in a great mood every time I listen toRead More

My All-Star CD's of 2007: The Best Of The Rest

My All-Star CD's of 2007: The Best Of The Rest

by Pico Either it’s been a strong year music-wise, or I’ve simply been listening to more new releases than I usually do. It’s probably a combination of both but regardless, there was a lot of good chaff left on the floor by the time I finalized my All-Stars Starters and Alternates lists. And so, here’s a list of the recordsRead More

Dan Fogelberg (1951-2007): An Appreciation

Dan Fogelberg (1951-2007): An Appreciation

by Pico At 6:00 a.m. this morning, singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg passed away peacefully at his home in Maine. He fought a three year battle with prostate cancer that was already advanced when diagnosed in 2004. He was 56 years old. He will of course always be remembered for the music he left behind. The hits like “Longer,” “Same Old LangRead More

James Taylor – One Man Band (2007)

James Taylor – One Man Band (2007)

by Pico JT has been around since the Flower Power days and never really left the scene. He captured a large chunk of the young populace at that time who largely held on as his fanbase as younger generations passed on him. He’s long settled into a comfortable living from releasing new material every five or so years and fromRead More

One Track Mind: Dionne Farris, "I Know" (1994)

One Track Mind: Dionne Farris, "I Know" (1994)

by Pico Here’s a One Track Mind that’s also a One Hit Wonder. Remember Dionne Farris? If you do, then this song must have made an impression on you, too. This is usually the part where I delve into the artist’s background and deliver the setup to the song of the moment. Well, there isn’t much to say this time.Read More