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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.

Micky Dolenz is writing again, but not in the typical Monkees style

Micky Dolenz is writing again, but not in the typical Monkees style

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.

Crowded House’s dark and tender Intriguer never stopped searching for the light

Crowded House’s dark and tender Intriguer never stopped searching for the light

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.

Terry Edwards, jazz and rock multi-instrumentalist: Something Else! Interview

Terry Edwards, jazz and rock multi-instrumentalist: Something Else! Interview

In addition to his own terrific bands, Terry Edwards has worked with PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, the Blockheads and Robyn Hitchcock.

Overly Polite Tornadoes – When You Wake Up (2015)

Overly Polite Tornadoes – When You Wake Up (2015)

‘When You Wake Up’ is an enthralling expedition into contemporary shoegaze pop from Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Overly Polite Tornadoes.