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Gimme Five: Overlooked Albums by Bad Company, Genesis, Husker Du, others

Gimme Five: Overlooked Albums by Bad Company, Genesis, Husker Du, others

Call this one: A Trip to St. Cecilia’s Orphanage for Homeless Albums.

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen road songs, including ‘Thunder Road,’ ‘Racing in the Street,’ ‘Born to Run,’ others

Gimme Five: Bruce Springsteen road songs, including ‘Thunder Road,’ ‘Racing in the Street,’ ‘Born to Run,’ others

He uses these metaphors as a foundation for deeply revealing character studies.

Gimme Five: Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie + Steve Smith on Journey’s ‘Send Her My Love,’ ‘Anytime,’ ‘I’ll Be Alright,’ others

Gimme Five: Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie + Steve Smith on Journey’s ‘Send Her My Love,’ ‘Anytime,’ ‘I’ll Be Alright,’ others

They offer unique insights into Journey’s first Top 20 single, and one of its last.

Gimme Five: Overlooked Yes Albums (And Why Some of  Them Should Be)

Gimme Five: Overlooked Yes Albums (And Why Some of Them Should Be)

For every ‘Fragile,’ Yes has several other projects that are routinely ignored.

Gimme Five: Jeff Beck’s ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,’ ‘People Get Ready,’ others

Gimme Five: Jeff Beck’s ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,’ ‘People Get Ready,’ others

On Beck’s birthday, we select five examples of his frisky genius.

Gimme Five: Grateful Dead Songs That, Well, Suck

Gimme Five: Grateful Dead Songs That, Well, Suck

Despite the Dead’s success, there have been a few musical blunders along the way.

Gimme Five: Stanley Clarke, Steve Gadd, Steve Lukather, Dave Mason + Brian Ray celebrate Paul McCartney

Gimme Five: Stanley Clarke, Steve Gadd, Steve Lukather, Dave Mason + Brian Ray celebrate Paul McCartney

Collaborators from across his solo career talk about what McCartney has meant to them.

Gimme Five: Joey Molland and Tony Kaye remember Pete Ham, Tom Evans and Badfinger

Gimme Five: Joey Molland and Tony Kaye remember Pete Ham, Tom Evans and Badfinger

Badfinger had endured its share of bad luck before April 24, 1975, to be sure. But everything changed on that awful day, when Pete Ham — singer and composer of so many of their hits — committed suicide.

Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ‘em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

Gimme Five: Hits uncharacteristic of the bands that made ‘em (KISS, Queen, The Pointer Sisters, The Hollies, Bread)

They’re objects of music chart intrigue: those left field hits, songs that aren’t really typical of the bands who recorded them and become hits, anyway.

Gimme Five: Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his solo career

Gimme Five: Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his solo career

Eric Clapton, born on March 30, 1945, apparently lost all interest in the guitar after having struggled mightily with a cheap, steel-stringed 13th birthday gift. Luckily for us, he picked the instrument up again a couple of years later, beginning a journey that would make him the only thrice inducted member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.