The Band’s ‘Moondog Matinee,’ critics always say, was no ‘Big Pink.’ As Richard Manuel gleefully crows through ‘Saved,’ you realize it wasn’t meant to be.
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John Wetton admits that ‘Alpha,’ released on July 26, 1983, contained “one of the most identifiable Asia songs.” But he struggles with its message today.
Released on July 24, 1976, ‘Olias of Sunhillow’ makes clear why Jon Anderson soon turned to solo projects, and why Yes would ultimately move on, too.
Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars seemed to come together through happenstance. Unfortunately, they went their separate ways in a similarly random way.
Though it took a while to arrive, the engaging, smart and loud ‘Imaginos’ – finally released in July 1988 – was Blue Oyster Cult’s most consistent album.
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ wildly improvisational ‘Super Session’ arrived on July 22, 1968. They don’t make them like this anymore.
The best songs speak to us as individuals, allowing us to find answers for ourselves. Los Lobos’ “Gates of Gold” is one of those songs.
‘Burning Questions,’ released on July 20, 1992, showed that time hadn’t dulled Graham Parker’s legendary rapier wit, or his inquisitiveness.
After a pair of largely meditative albums, David Gilmour sounds as if he’s just come fully awake on the lithe and propulsive “Rattle That Lock.”
Released this summer five years ago, Crowded House’s ‘Intriguer’ ended with the words “sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss.” They’d done just that.