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Joe Walsh and the James Gang’s Rides Again was both tough and tender

Joe Walsh and the James Gang’s Rides Again was both tough and tender

‘Rides Again,’ released in July 1970, found Joe Walsh and the James Gang gorging on chunky chords but also visiting other musical dimensions.

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ Super Session was a free-form masterpiece

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ Super Session was a free-form masterpiece

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ wildly improvisational ‘Super Session’ arrived on July 22, 1968. They don’t make them like this anymore.

Deep Purple began a long charge forward with Shades of Deep Purple

Deep Purple began a long charge forward with Shades of Deep Purple

Released in July 1968, the embryonic ‘Shades of Deep Purple’ already underscored the novel and industrious path that Deep Purple would take.

Rolling Stones, “Love is Strong” from Voodoo Lounge (1994): One Track Mind

Rolling Stones, “Love is Strong” from Voodoo Lounge (1994): One Track Mind

Released this week in 1994 on ‘Voodoo Lounge,’ shoulda-been-hit “Love Is Strong” showed the Rolling Stones hadn’t lost their flair for snarky cock-rock.

Sammy Hagar, Don Felder + others, Heavy Metal: Music From The Motion Picture (1981)

Sammy Hagar, Don Felder + others, Heavy Metal: Music From The Motion Picture (1981)

An enjoyable compilation capturing a specific time, ‘Heavy Metal: Music From the Motion Picture’ arrived just before rock and pop became mechanical.

What About Bob Dylan?: The Lost 1986 Tom Petty / Mike Campbell Interview

What About Bob Dylan?: The Lost 1986 Tom Petty / Mike Campbell Interview

Bill DeYoung caught up with Tom Petty during his fertile collaborative period with Bob Dylan, but most of their talk went unpublished. Until now.

Bad Company (Paul Rodgers, Boz Burrell, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke) on balcony of Continental Hyatt House. Hollywood, CA - May 1974; Various Locations; Mark Sullivan 70's Rock Archive  (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Contour by Getty Images)

Bad Company – Bad Company; Straight Shooter (1974-75; 2015 reissues)

Bad Company was better than they were given credit for. And Paul Rodgers, these reissues make clear, ranks among the best rock singers of all time.

David Crosby, June 12, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

David Crosby, June 12, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

His shows with Graham Nash and Stephen Stills are where the money is. But David Crosby, alone and acoustic, now that was something special.

The Isley Brothers, “Here We Go Again” (2015, rec. 1980): Something Else! sneak peek

The Isley Brothers, “Here We Go Again” (2015, rec. 1980): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is a sneak peek of a track from the great lost Isley Brothers album, ‘Wild In Woodstock: The Isley Brothers Live At Bearsville Sound Studio 1980.’ It’s a funky, uptempo number called “Here We Go Again.”

The Cars’ often-overlooked Candy-O still revs with excitement

The Cars’ often-overlooked Candy-O still revs with excitement

‘Candy-O,’ released on June 13, 1979, wasn’t quite as immediate or artfully cool as the Cars’ celebrated debut. Here’s why we love it, anyway.