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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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