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WTF?! Wednesdays: Lou Reed, “Metal Machine Music” (1975)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Lou Reed, “Metal Machine Music” (1975)

It seems that most people who have any familiarity at all with this Reed sonic bomb assume that it was a big “eff U” to his record label. A contractual obligation stunt of sorts.

Deep Cuts: Emerson Lake and Palmer’s “Affairs of the Heart,” “Endless Enigma,” “Take a Pebble,”others

Deep Cuts: Emerson Lake and Palmer’s “Affairs of the Heart,” “Endless Enigma,” “Take a Pebble,”others

For a trio whose biggest single (1972′s “From the Beginning”) barely scratched the Top 40, Emerson Lake and Palmer has still come to be associated with several key moments: “Lucky Man,” “Fanfare for the Common Man” and “Tarkus” among them.

On Second Thought: The Monkees – The Birds, The Bees and The Monkees (1968)

On Second Thought: The Monkees – The Birds, The Bees and The Monkees (1968)

An astoundingly successful television show combined with a barrel full of hit singles spurred the Monkees into becoming one of the biggest bands of the late ’60s.

Amon Amarth – Deceiver of the Gods (2013)

I remember once reading a review that said something to the effect that to not like Amon Amarth was to not like heavy metal. I wish I’d written that because I wholeheartedly concur.

Almost Hits: The Cars, “Since You’re Gone” (1981)

Almost Hits: The Cars, “Since You’re Gone” (1981)

This is, even more so than the title track hit from 1981′s Shake It Up, the exact midpoint between the harder-edged new wave of the Cars’ classic 1978 debut and the sleek MTV smash Heartbeat City still to come.

‘Special meaning, now and forever’: New Prog Collective features more final recordings from Yes’ Peter Banks

‘Special meaning, now and forever’: New Prog Collective features more final recordings from Yes’ Peter Banks

Billy Sherwood, fresh off a stint in the reconstituted Alan Parsons Project, has completed work on Epilogue — the second Prog Collective effort. Parsons will be featured on this new album, as well as several current and former members of Yes.

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John Scofield – Überjam Deux (2013)

Überjam was the most contemporary music John Scofield had made in a richly varied, artistically meaningful and just plain enjoyable career in jazz over these last forty years; only fellow guitarist Pat Metheny can point to a more impressive body of work over that time.

Steve Earle – The Warner Bros. Years (2013)

Steve Earle – The Warner Bros. Years (2013)

This set represents an often-overlooked period, and one of intense experimentation, for Steve Earle — who couldn’t have been further removed (personally or professionally) from his earliest triumphs

New Music Monday: Booker T, Mavis Staples, Dio, Jethro Tull, Queensryche, Yellowjackets

New Music Monday: Booker T, Mavis Staples, Dio, Jethro Tull, Queensryche, Yellowjackets

Cool items from Booker T (of MGs’ fame), Mavis Staples, Queensryche (the one without Geoff Tate) and the Yellowjackets, a massive concert set from Jethro Tull and a bevy of reissue projects jump start this New Music Monday.

Queensryche – Queensryche (2013)

Queensryche – Queensryche (2013)

Round Two of the Queensryche wars arrives on June 25, 2013 with the eponymous new release from the Todd La Torre-fronted version. As expected, this lineup dips back into the history of the band