Post Tagged with: "Classic Rock"

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon – Menlove Ave (1986): On Second Thought

John Lennon always preferred music raw and natural, and ‘Menlove Ave’ captured him 30 years ago in a thoroughly human moment.

Deep Purple – Who Do We Think We Are? (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Deep Purple – Who Do We Think We Are? (1973): Shadows in Stereo

Not as perfect as ‘In Rock’ and not as successful as ‘Machine Head,’ Deep Purple’s ‘Who Do We Think We Are?’ is often forgotten – but it shouldn’t be.

The Beatles, “Inner Light” (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Inner Light” (1968): Deep Beatles

Find out why George Harrison had to be convinced to sing “The Inner Light,” an unlikely b-side to the Beatles’ more commercial “Lady Madonna.”

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

The Guess Who – Track Record: The Guess Who Collection (1988): On Second Thought

Although oodles of Guess Who compilations are available, ‘Track Record: The Guess Who Collection’ is possibly the best of the bounty.

John Lennon, “I Found Out” from Plastic Ono Band (1970): One Track Mind

John Lennon, “I Found Out” from Plastic Ono Band (1970): One Track Mind

Issued on Dec. 11, 1970, ‘Plastic Ono Band’ found John Lennon confronting demons, talismans and heroes – but he never rocked harder than he does here.

Bill Wyman has no regrets about leaving the Rolling Stones: ‘That worked, briefly’

Bill Wyman has no regrets about leaving the Rolling Stones: ‘That worked, briefly’

The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman probably thought less about today’s anniversary – he left the group he co-founded on Dec. 9, 1992 – than most fans.

Bad Company vs. Foreigner: Odd Couples

Bad Company vs. Foreigner: Odd Couples

A deeper dive actually finds more similarities than you might expect between Bad Company and Foreigner.

Steve Cropper remembers a treasured jam with John Lennon: ‘I’ve got a little something I want to show you’

Steve Cropper remembers a treasured jam with John Lennon: ‘I’ve got a little something I want to show you’

Steve Cropper discusses a session where John Lennon, who’d be murdered on Dec. 8, 1980, showed off a riff he’d saved just for Booker T. and the MGs.

Rolling Stones’ harrowing ‘Gimme Shelter’ is still revealing new depths

Rolling Stones’ harrowing ‘Gimme Shelter’ is still revealing new depths

Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” released on Dec. 5, 1969 as part of ‘Let It Bleed,’ has a narrative so involving that it even drew in a non-lyrics guy like me.

Paul McCartney’s willingness to fail made Band on the Run an enduring masterpiece

Paul McCartney’s willingness to fail made Band on the Run an enduring masterpiece

‘Band on the Run,’ released on Dec. 5, 1973, pushes Paul McCartney to new places, as he incorporates every part of his pop genius.