<<< BACKWARD (“I’m Not The Same Without You”) ||| “>ONWARD (“Weather In My Head”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** I love most Steely Dan songs. I love most Walter Becker songs. I love a few Donald Fagen songs and dismiss a few of them (actually I dismissed a chunk of the Morph the Cat album).
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Thom Douvan, a greasy-great guitarist who’d had an earlier stint gigging with the legendary Funk Brothers, could have used this opportunity to pay too-reverent respects to Motown. But the very fun, very funky Brother Brother is much more than that.
Bobby Rush and Dr. John, Louisiana natives with a stake in this, lament how a city of song can so often be riven by violence — in a song that marks an emotional first-ever collaboration on Rush’s just-released new album Decisions.
‘I never dreamed I would live long enough’: Steve Cropper on the oddest place he’s heard one his songs
Steve Cropper has participated in countless sessions, helping shape our musical landscape with his pen, his guitar and his knack for coaxing out great sessions. As such, he’s heard his songs featured across a dizzying array of platforms.
Brian May addresses his willingness to continue Queen past the death of Freddie Mercury and the retirement of John Deacon, saying it’s not for the filthy lucre. He and Roger Taylor do, he says, for the fans.
Recorded in the midst of his most experimental and prolific time as an artist, Tim Buckley’s Lorca is the musical bridge between the loose jazzy troubadour stylings of the Blue Afternoon and Happy/Sad, and the haunted cosmic residue of Starsailor, the revolutionary 1970 record that follows.
Every now and then, I come across a record that for some weird reason seems to call out to me for a listen despite past history.
Carl Palmer says he hasn’t spoken to one of his bandmates in the wake of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s retirement. It was the drummer, after a long-awaited 2010 reunion, who put an end to things.
More American Beauty-era Dead than picking-and-grinning Scruggs redux, the Howlin’ Brothers steer the current fascination with string-band hominess back toward rock music.
While I do tend to think of music in terms of albums, there are certain songs that for a variety of reasons get pulled away from their original context.