Post Tagged with: "One Track Mind"

Something Else! sneak peek: Paul Simon, "The Afterlife" (2011)

Something Else! sneak peek: Paul Simon, "The Afterlife" (2011)

Photo by Mark Seliger by Nick DeRiso “The Afterlife,” featured on Paul Simon’s forthcoming album So Beautiful or So What, is pulsing and sinewy — almost like a lost track from Graceland. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. See, Simon has said the premise of this new recording was to get away from the rhythmic focus he’d had sinceRead More

One Track Mind: A Fragile Tomorrow, "I Just Never Said Enough" (2010)

One Track Mind: A Fragile Tomorrow, "I Just Never Said Enough" (2010)

Photo from A Fragile Tomorrow’s ReverbNation page by Nick DeRiso A Fragile Tomorrow builds out from the country-rock synthesis of pathfinders like the Band and the Byrds, starting with the new-wave attitude and propulsive rhythms of descendent bands like R.E.M. and the dBs. But there’s something else, lodged in amidst the brailing mandolin and stamping beat, this heartfelt gravitas. TurnsRead More

Must Hear TV: Prime-time themes that still … rock!

Must Hear TV: Prime-time themes that still … rock!

by Something Else Reviews There are TV themes you remember. “All In The Family,” with its way-back talk of President Hoover and LaSalle cars. Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams cooing together, “What would we do, baby, without us?” Bars where everybody knows your name. Fat Albert and the Junkyard Band’s familiar “hey, hey, hey!” Then, there are the prime-time themesRead More

Todd Rundgren sets tour dates, will perform two complete albums

Todd Rundgren sets tour dates, will perform two complete albums

Photo from Todd Rundgren’s MySpace page by Something Else Reviews Todd Rundgren has announced five spring concerts, during which he will perform a pair of albums in their entirety, Todd and Healing. The first-ever live stagings of these two releases, held in September of last year, found Rundgren on stage with Greg Hawkes of the Cars, Kasim Sulton of Utopia,Read More

One Track Mind: Buffalo Springfield, "Mr. Soul" (1967)

One Track Mind: Buffalo Springfield, "Mr. Soul" (1967)

Was thinking about the aptly titled Buffalo Springfield Again, and this brilliant grungy mess, after hearing news that the band would reform for a tour later in the year. Recorded in 1967 for the second of what would be a brief three-album tenure for Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young‘s “Mr. Soul” builds off the career-defining riff from “(I Can’t Get No)Read More

Guilty pleasures: Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra

Guilty pleasures: Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra

by Something Else Reviews It’s true, as Randy Newman once impishly sang, they were six fine English boys who knew each other in Birmingham. After that, things got tricky for the Electric Light Orchestra. Despite an impressive string of 1970s hits, they became an easy target. People knocked the strings. The Beatlemania. Jeff Lynne’s spaceman fro. We won’t even getRead More

One Track Mind: Robbie Robertson, "He Don’t Live Here No More" (2011)

One Track Mind: Robbie Robertson, "He Don’t Live Here No More" (2011)

“He Don’t Live Here No More,” the edgy lead single from Robbie Robertson’s upcoming album How To Become Clairvoyant, is a rollicking rebuke of the dark demons that stole too many friends. “I was higher than a lost kite — too far gone,” Robertson wails, channelling lost souls like Richard Manuel and Rick Danko, former mates in the Band. “OutsideRead More

One Track Mind: Billy Thorpe, "Children Of The Sun" (1979)

One Track Mind: Billy Thorpe, "Children Of The Sun" (1979)

“Naw man, don’t buy that record, the rest of the album is no good,” said the long-haired, moustached guy at the record store. I had just heard Billy Thorpe’s “Children of the Sun” on the local album-rock radio station and I just knew that the long player of the same name was going to be the next Fragile. Or Boston’sRead More

Something Else! Featured Artist: Peter Gabriel

Something Else! Featured Artist: Peter Gabriel

Photo from petergabriel.com by Something Else Reviews Anybody who names his first four solo recordings after himself is going to require some deciphering, right? We’re here to help with a five-song spin through Peter Gabriel’s solo career, featuring both charting favorites and a few forgotten gems.             “HERE COMES THE FLOOD” (PETER GABRIEL 1/CAR, 1977) By Tom Johnson With Gabriel’s firstRead More

One Track Mind: Shawn Bell Quintet, "Requiem For Lovers" (2010)

One Track Mind: Shawn Bell Quintet, "Requiem For Lovers" (2010)

Photo from Shawn Bell’s Facebook fan page by S. Victor Aaron The young trombonist Shawn Bell didn’t attend one of those big name prestigious music schools in the Northeast, nor is a player in the hustle and bustle of New York City’s intense jazz scene, but just listen to his debut album from last year Things Yet Unknown and youRead More