Post Tagged with: "Mark Saleski"

Forget What You Heard About Alanis Morissette’s Flavors of Entanglement, And Just Listen

Forget What You Heard About Alanis Morissette’s Flavors of Entanglement, And Just Listen

The underrated ‘Flavors of Entanglement,’ issued 10 years ago today, found Alanis Morissette in a moment of fearless introspection. Critics be damned.

Patti Smith Group – Easter (1978): On Second Thought

Patti Smith Group – Easter (1978): On Second Thought

I was completely unaware of Patti Smith’s story when she hit it big with “Because the Night.”

Lindsey Buckingham’s Live at the Bass Performance Hall Torqued Up Memories

Lindsey Buckingham’s Live at the Bass Performance Hall Torqued Up Memories

When Lindsey Buckingham’s terrific ‘Live at Bass Performance Hall’ arrived 10 years ago on March 25, 2008, I realized that I had forgotten some of the minor hits.

Prince (1958-2016): An Appreciation

Prince (1958-2016): An Appreciation

Prince always found a way to transcend his own legendary eccentricities. And this music, more than all of that, is what will remain.

Maurice White (1941-2016): Five Great Earth Wind and Fire Moments

Maurice White (1941-2016): Five Great Earth Wind and Fire Moments

Maurice White, who died today, was the mastermind behind Earth Wind and Fire’s focused, soul-lifting horns, sunburst harmonies and a thrilling propensity for shaken-up textures and rhythms.

Todd Rundgren, “Love in Action” from Back to the Bars (1978)

Todd Rundgren, “Love in Action” from Back to the Bars (1978)

I’ve owned Todd Rundgren’s ‘Back to the Bars’ — released in December of 1978 — longer than any of the other albums. The thing is, it feels new.

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.

Pat Metheny – 80/81 (1980): Track by track through a classic

Pat Metheny – 80/81 (1980): Track by track through a classic

Released 35 years ago, ’80/81′ comfortably visits “out” material and more straight ahead jazz, with a healthy introduction to Pat Metheny’s idea of “folk jazz.”

Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995): Gimme Five

Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995): Gimme Five

Released in November 1995, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ traced the distance between the American Dream and the American Reality.

Queen, “Spread Your Wings” from News of the World (1977): One Track Mind

Queen, “Spread Your Wings” from News of the World (1977): One Track Mind

Queen once again showcased their ability to play tough hard rock as well as more anthemic material on ‘News of the World,’ released Oct. 28, 1977.

Close