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One Track Mind: Dave Mason, “Dear Mr. Fantasy” from Future’s Past (2014)

One Track Mind: Dave Mason, “Dear Mr. Fantasy” from Future’s Past (2014)

Dave Mason has returned, after too long away, to his birthright in Traffic — but, interestingly, not from the typical nostaglic perspective. Instead, he’s reworked “Dear Mr. Fantasy” as a searing blues rumination, steering the psychedelic Traffic classic in a completely different direction.

Something Else! Interview: Dave Mason on Traffic, Fleetwood Mac and going his own way

Something Else! Interview: Dave Mason on Traffic, Fleetwood Mac and going his own way

For those who’ve forgotten his important, though admittedly brief, early contributions to Traffic, Dave Mason’s new Jam On tour works as a free-associative reminder. He’s playing the old music, but often times in a new way.

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?

‘I wasn’t looking to duplicate Steve’s voice’: How the Spencer Davis Group carried on without Winwood

The Spencer Davis Group was, and remains, more than Steve Winwood – having continued recording and touring into the new millennium under the auspices of its Welsh-born multi-instrumentalist namesake.

Movies: Jimi Hendrix – The Guitar Hero (2010)

“The Guitar Hero” moves away from the tabloid side of the Jimi Hendrix myth, instead delving into the American guitarist’s sweeping impact on rock music and the instrument. That makes director Jon Brewer’s film not so much a biography, per se, as it is tone-poem love letter to Hendrix’s muse, and how it finally ignited. I think, at this lateRead More