Post Tagged with: "Fred Phillips"

New Music Monday: Blackberry Smoke, and tributes to Fleetwood Mac and Supertramp

New Music Monday is highlighted this time by new platters that matter from Blackberry Smoke, the Dust Busters with John Cohen, the Prog Collective, and intriguing tributes to Fleetwood Mac and Supertramp.

Blackberry Smoke – The Whippoorwill (2012)

I apologize in advance if this review becomes very personal, but there are just some times that you listen to a record and know that it’s going to be a big part of your life for a long, long time.

One Track Mind: Benedictum, “Bang” (2011)

Sometimes what you need is a good us-against-the-world song.

Best of July 2012: Reader picks include John Frusciante, Mike Keneally, the Beach Boys and Beatles

Offbeat new music from John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s fame and a new collaboration between Frank Zappa alum Mike Keneally and XTC’s Andy Partridge ranked among the month’s big draws.

Desert Island Discs: Live Album Edition

Only perhaps on this site could we query folks for Desert Island Live Discs, and find a six-way tie among the responses between the Who, Bill Evans, Little Feat, Kiss, Warren Zevon and the Talking Heads.

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Fifth on the Floor, “Distant Memory Lane” (2010)

One of the very first installments of Country Fried Rock that I wrote was on Fifth on the Floor’s “The Fall.” The Southern soul tune remains my favorite by the band, but this ballad is a very, very close second.

New Music Monday: Bruce Hornsby, Crowbar, King Crimson, Terje Rypdal, thenewno2

New Music Monday brings another teetering stack of fresh musical offerings from the likes of Bruce Hornsby, Crowbar, Jon Herington of Steely Dan, King Crimson, Pat Travers, Terje Rypdal, Testament and thenewno2

Something Else sneak peek: Down, "Witchtripper" (2012)

It’s been a long time coming, but on Thursday fans finally got a listen to some new studio work from Down.

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Eric Strickland, “18 Wheels of Hell on the Highway” (2012)

There are deeper and more serious songs on Eric Strickland and the B Sides’ new album Honky Tonk ‘Til I Die, but there’s not one that’s more fun.

New Music Monday: Mike Keneally, Peter Green, Sugar, Pantera, Booker T. and the MGs

The latest edition of New Music Monday is highlighted by Mike Keneally’s fascinating new collaboration with Andy Partridge of XTC fame, some rare new blues sides from Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green