The lean, tune-focused ‘Zoom,’ released on June 12, 2001, was the album the Electric Light Orchestra should have put out at the turn of the 1980s.
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Neal Schon’s baseline is one of torrid invention. But there’s another side to the Journey great, and an advance track for ‘Vortex’ powerfully showcases it.
Neil Young’s “Wolf Moon” features a delicately inviting sound that leads long-time fans back to ‘Harvest’ and its terrific sequel ‘Harvest Moon.’
There were technical things that made Ornette Coleman’s work great. But stressing that gives away the one thing that really mattered: Its freedom.
A wicked parody of “Ode to Billie Joe,” Bob Dylan’s “Clothes Line Saga” might be the most hilarious moment of his ‘Basement Tapes’ work with the Band.
The Rolling Stones’ ‘Some Girls,’ released on June 9, 1978, was a very important moment. We now know that they would never sound the same again.
‘Back to the Egg,’ released on June 8, 1979, showed Paul McCartney could plug into the new wave zeitgeist. Well, when he wanted to, anyway.
“Where Did I Love Your Love,” released this month in 2008, is perhaps the closest Journey has come to completely renimating its platinum-era sound.
Paul McCartney’s ‘Memory Almost Full,’ released on June 5, 2007, included a moment of pure, Wings-inspired pop – despite arriving amid crushing adversity.
Robbie Robertson, with Neil Young + Garth Hudson, “Soap Box Preacher” from Storyville (1991): Across the Great Divide
“Soap Box Preacher” rewarded those who’d waited in the hopes that Robbie Robertson’s solo career could conjure that old Band magic again.