The Monkees initially recorded scores of one-take classics by songwriting legends before taking control of their own careers.
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For whatever reason, we don’t often see the collision of pop music and art rock anymore.
“It was powerful, a little bit more rock ‘n’ roll version,” guitarist Jim Weider says of the 1990s-era Band, “and it fit the times.”
As a multi-disc October set of live recordings from the early 1970s is announced, John Wetton remembers those heady times with King Crimson.
‘Amplified Soul’ is Incognito’s usual great stuff, which qualifies as well above average classic-style soul.
Composed for a forgettable documentary on the 1976 Winter Games, Rick Wakeman’s ‘White Rock’ still offers moments of very real discovery.
The impulse, of course, is to come in expecting the Kinks. To measure it against the Band. After all, the Bootleggers are led by the sons of Dave Davies and Robbie Robertson.
As Boston prepares to kick off a lengthy 2014 tour in June, Tom Scholz is sharing early praise for the current lineup, despite the passing of Brad Delp in 2007. In fact, he says this edition may be the best one yet.
Very much rooted in the sludgy swamp metal of Down and Crowbar, there’s also a heavy influence of Southern and stoner rock.
Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Dr. John, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper – A Celebration of Blues and Soul (2014)
A years-long labor of love helps save a key piece of musical, not political, history.