Released on March 28, 1973, Led Zeppelin’s ‘Houses of the Holy’ found the band experimenting with an entirely new palette of sounds.
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Combine David Gilmour’s “Out of the Blue” – released March 27, 1984 – with the best of The Final Cut, and you’d get the next great Pink Floyd album.
We return for a glorious run through the 40th anniversary reissue of King Crimson’s ‘Larks’ Tongues in Aspic,’ originally released on March 23, 1973.
Although Bread’s best-known hits were all in the soft-rock genre, you’ll find that albums like ‘Guitar Man’ were actually a lot more mercurial.
Released this week in 1983, ‘The Final Cut’ represented the novelization of Pink Floyd, its songs reduced to infrastructure for Roger Waters’ narratives.
Bluegrass, I like. Tommy Shaw, I like. But together? You couldn’t help but wonder how ‘The Great Divide’ would ever work. But it did.
“Locomotive Breath,” released this week back in 1971, seemed like Jethro Tull’s most coherent, successful synthesis yet. It was actually pieced together.
Released on March 16, 1971, the instantly familiar ‘Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon’ meant James Taylor wouldn’t go down as a one-shot wonder.
Released this week in 1982, ‘Asia’ heralded a sure-fire supergroup. By 1983, they’d split. John Wetton and Geoff Downes tell us what went wrong.
Released on March 15, 1976, Kiss’ ‘Destroyer’ found producer Bob Ezrin at his too-busy worst. Kiss is (or it should be) too visceral for that.