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Chad Bradford, “At Christmas Time” (2015): One Track Mind

Chad Bradford, “At Christmas Time” (2015): One Track Mind

Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you’re still sure to appreciate both the message and melody of Bradford’s song that illuminates with classic purity.

Michael J. McEvoy, multi-instrumentalist and composer: Something Else! Interview

Michael J. McEvoy, multi-instrumentalist and composer: Something Else! Interview

Michael J. McEvoy joins us to discuss working with famous acts like Steve Winwood, how nature sparks his muse and the death of the American dream.

Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace (1983; 2015 reissue)

Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace (1983; 2015 reissue)

Reissuing ‘Tug of War’ and ‘Pipes of Peace’ simultaneously poses an intriguing question: Is Paul McCartney inviting us to compare and contrast?

Suburban Lawns – Suburban Lawns (2015)

Suburban Lawns – Suburban Lawns (2015)

A badly needed reissue reminds us of Suburban Lawns’ focus on new wave excitement and subversion, bolstered by a sense of humor and of the odd.

Paul McCartney’s overly mechanized Press to Play had one saving grace

Paul McCartney’s overly mechanized Press to Play had one saving grace

Paul McCartney has been on a creative tear of late. But first he had to dispense with the overproduced dud ‘Press to Play,’ released on Aug. 25, 1986.

The Apples in Stereo – The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone (2000): Forgotten Series

The Apples in Stereo – The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone (2000): Forgotten Series

Sweet and sparkly vocals, supported by swarms of sunny harmonies, make Apples in Stereo songs easy to love.

What’s John Oates’ favorite Daryl Hall song?: ‘It’s so interesting musically’

What’s John Oates’ favorite Daryl Hall song?: ‘It’s so interesting musically’

Hall and Oates’ ‘Along the Red Ledge,’ released on August 21, 1978, produced a track by Daryl Hall that John Oates says is his favorite.

Stevie Nicks untangles the history of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Silver Springs’: ‘An incredible seven minutes’

Stevie Nicks untangles the history of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Silver Springs’: ‘An incredible seven minutes’

“Silver Springs” is best known as a highlight from Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Dance,’ released on August 19, 1997. But it has a complicated backstory.

Hall and Oates’ breakthrough Voices was propelled by a huge hit that almost wasn’t

Hall and Oates’ breakthrough Voices was propelled by a huge hit that almost wasn’t

A key Hall and Oates song, and one of the duo’s six No. 1 hits, very nearly didn’t get released. It likely would have changed their fortunes forever.

For Crowded House’s 1991 masterpiece Woodface, it was death by chocolate

For Crowded House’s 1991 masterpiece Woodface, it was death by chocolate

With ‘Woodface,’ Crowded House made one of the best, and most enduring, releases of the 1990s. Unfortunately, the album just started all wrong.