Why is Chicago’s “At the Sunrise” overlooked? Maybe because ‘Chicago III’ has so many great songs, and this one falls through the cracks?
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Who would’ve thought, at this late date, that we’d ever see a book focused on Chris Wood, the spirit of Traffic?
The Beatles helped kickstart the Rolling Stones’ career with “I Wanna Be Your Man,” then made the song their own on ‘With the Beatles.’
Over just three verses and one hook-driven chorus, Yes’ “Awaken” demonstrates prog rock in its direct and most accessible form.
There is a display of chops going on with Burnt Belief’s “Ghosts Aquatic.” It’s all there in the guise of subtle sublimity.
The driving “Nightmare” shows once again that the Embrooks are, if anything, consistent. But why remake “Helen”?
The most unmelodic, atonal instrumental Chicago ever released, “Free Country” is not a piece I would ever play separately – but it works as part of the “Travel Suite.”
Mark Wade’s ‘Event Horizon’ is one of those albums you come back to time and again, because it has deep layers. One listen is never enough.
There are many acts with some degree of musical merit that didn’t deserve the public’s indifference. Our list includes Andy Fraser’s Sharks, Heavy Metal Kids, Cry of Love and others.
“Isolation,” a catchy track with some clever musicianship, was an apt description of where Toto was in 1984.