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One Track Mind: John Paul Jones’ Minibus Pimps, “Superbolt” from Cloud To Ground (2014)

One Track Mind: John Paul Jones’ Minibus Pimps, “Superbolt” from Cloud To Ground (2014)

John Paul Jones always brought an avant-garde bent to his work with Led Zeppelin, something he’s more fully exploring with Helde Sten on their outlandishly named, and even more outlandishly conceived new Minibus Pimps project.

One Track Mind: Bob Dylan, “Abandoned Love” from Biograph (1985)

One Track Mind: Bob Dylan, “Abandoned Love” from Biograph (1985)

Bob Dylan’s career, brimming as it is with enough unreleased tracks to make ordinary songwriters blush, has often puzzled both fans and critics alike. At times, there appears to be no rhyme or reason to his decisions regarding which of composition to release and which to leave in the can. Tracks such as “Blind Willie McTell,” “Lord, Protect My Child,”Read More

One Track Mind: Fish, “Blind to the Beautiful” from A Feast of Consequences (2014)

The rare occasion of a single from former Marillion frontman Fish, his first in some six years, provides an opportunity to revisit the recent solo triumph Feast of Consequences. Conveyed with an unvarnished honesty, “Blind to the Beautiful” speaks to one of the most devastating failures of all: The failure of faith.

One Track Mind: Don Henley with Blind Pilot, “These Days” from Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014)

One Track Mind: Don Henley with Blind Pilot, “These Days” from Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014)

What with the semi-permanent scowl that’s plastered on Don Henley’s face these days (ask Frank Ocean! Or better yet, ask Okkervil River!), it’s easy to forget just how resonant his voice can be. “These Days,” a track written by a teenaged Jackson Browne and featured on a forthcoming double-album tribute to the singer-songwriter called Looking Into You, provides a strikingRead More

One Track Mind: Ben and Ellen Harper, “A House Is a Home” from Childhood Home (2014)

Ben Harper has been involved with a number of intriguing collaborative moments lately, including Ringo Starr and Charlie Musselwhite, but this is his most personal yet.

One Track Mind: Metallica, “Lords of Summer” (2014)

One Track Mind: Metallica, “Lords of Summer” (2014)

For the past nearly 25 years, there’s been no more polarizing band in metal, or perhaps all of rock, than Metallica. Since the release of that monstrous self-titled album in 1991, fans have been thrown into three different camps.

One Track Mind: The Who’s Roger Daltrey with Wilko Johnson, “I Keep It To Myself” (2014)

Roger Daltrey is reborn inside this shuffling groove, as Wilko Johnson’s “I Keep It To Myself” transports the longtime Who frontman to an era that predates bombastic rock operas — or even the period when his old band put the “maximum” in R&B. No, this is primordial, way before that.

One Track Mind: John Frusciante, “Scratch” from Enclosure (2014)

If “Scratch” is any indication, and the guitarist is already saying it is, John Frusciante’s forthcoming studio project will represent a furiously inventive encapsulation of everything he’s has done so far

One Track Mind: California Breed, “Sweet Tea” from California Breed (2014)

One Track Mind: California Breed, “Sweet Tea” from California Breed (2014)

“Sweet Tea,” the just-released lead track from Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham’s self-titled California Breed debut, makes clear that 23-year-old guitarist Andrew Watt is no Joe Bonamassa. There’s not a whiff of the blues-rock underpinnings from their time with Black Country Communion.

One Track Mind: Old 97’s, “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive” from Most Messed Up (2014)

If you were worried that frontman Rhett Miller might ease into a middle-aged softness as Old 97’s entered its third decade, this unhinged drinking song of an advance track from the forthcoming, apparently well-titled Most Messed Up sets all of that to rest.