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Patti Smith Group – Radio Ethiopia (1976): Shadows in Stereo

Patti Smith Group – Radio Ethiopia (1976): Shadows in Stereo

The Patti Smith Group’s ‘Radio Ethiopia’ is to ‘Horses’ what ‘White Light/White Heat’ is to ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico.’

Songs About Fights, Games People Play by Rolling Stones, B-52’s + Others: Odd Couples

Songs About Fights, Games People Play by Rolling Stones, B-52’s + Others: Odd Couples

The first time I heard the B-52’s, I laughed. The first time I heard the Rolling Stones’ “Emotional Rescue,” I laughed – but not for the same reasons.

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.

U2 vs. Foo Fighters, Adele vs. Alice Cooper, Neil Young vs. Steve Earle + more: Odd Couples

U2 vs. Foo Fighters, Adele vs. Alice Cooper, Neil Young vs. Steve Earle + more: Odd Couples

No “best of” list here. Just a year-end housecleaning of random Odd Couples jabs, hooks and uppercuts – and not always above the belt.

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.

Grand Funk Railroad – E Pluribus Funk (1971): Forgotten Series

Grand Funk Railroad – E Pluribus Funk (1971): Forgotten Series

Grand Funk Railroad were at the top of their game at this point, and yet ‘E Pluribus Funk’ goes largely unnoticed today.

Songs about Wheels from Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, the Who + others: Odd Couples

Songs about Wheels from Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, the Who + others: Odd Couples

They may share a theme, but these songs by Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Slade and the Who couldn’t be more different.

Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Tomorrow Belongs to Me (1975): Forgotten Series

Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Tomorrow Belongs to Me (1975): Forgotten Series

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, one of the great lost rock ‘n’ roll acts of the ’70s, hit a peak moment some 40 years ago.

Screaming Trees – Last Words: The Final Recordings (2011): Forgotten Series

Screaming Trees – Last Words: The Final Recordings (2011): Forgotten Series

In 1999, Screaming Trees was trying to press on after the buzz surrounding grunge had faded. ‘Last Words’ showed they still had something to say.

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes – Hearts of Stone (1978); Men Without Women: Live (2011)

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes – Hearts of Stone (1978); Men Without Women: Live (2011)

They’re both closely associated with him. But Bruce Springsteen wasn’t the only connection between Southside Johnny and Little Steven Van Zandt.