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.
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Sweet and sparkly vocals, supported by swarms of sunny harmonies, make Apples in Stereo songs easy to love.
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’
“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.
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.
With ‘Woodface,’ Crowded House made one of the best, and most enduring, releases of the 1990s. Unfortunately, the album just started all wrong.
The good news is, Micky Dolenz is writing new songs again, having last issued an album in 2012. The more interesting news is what they sound like.
Released this summer five years ago, Crowded House’s ‘Intriguer’ ended with the words “sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss.” They’d done just that.
In addition to his own terrific bands, Terry Edwards has worked with PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, the Blockheads and Robyn Hitchcock.
‘When You Wake Up’ is an enthralling expedition into contemporary shoegaze pop from Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Overly Polite Tornadoes.