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A glimpse into the Monkees’ early musicmaking: ‘We weren’t consulted’

A glimpse into the Monkees’ early musicmaking: ‘We weren’t consulted’

The Monkees initially recorded scores of one-take classics by songwriting legends before taking control of their own careers.

One Track Mind: Tigran, “Erishta” from Shadow Theater (2013)

For whatever reason, we don’t often see the collision of pop music and art rock anymore.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Remedy” from Jericho (1993)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Remedy” from Jericho (1993)

“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.”

‘Really magical, very powerful’: King Crimson to release Starless: Live In Europe

‘Really magical, very powerful’: King Crimson to release Starless: Live In Europe

As a multi-disc October set of live recordings from the early 1970s is announced, John Wetton remembers those heady times with King Crimson.

Incognito – Amplified Soul (2014)

‘Amplified Soul’ is Incognito’s usual great stuff, which qualifies as well above average classic-style soul.

Rick Wakeman – White Rock (1977; 2014 reissue)

Composed for a forgettable documentary on the 1976 Winter Games, Rick Wakeman’s ‘White Rock’ still offers moments of very real discovery.

Something Else! sneak peek: The Bootleggers, “Hard Luck” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: The Bootleggers, “Hard Luck” (2014)

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.

‘This is going to be the best Boston’: Tom Scholz sizes up the current edition of his iconic band

‘This is going to be the best Boston’: Tom Scholz sizes up the current edition of his iconic band

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.

White Light Cemetery – White Light Cemetery (2013)

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.