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David Gilmour, “Rattle That Lock” from Rattle That Lock (2015): One Track Mind

David Gilmour, “Rattle That Lock” from Rattle That Lock (2015): One Track Mind

After a pair of largely meditative albums, David Gilmour sounds as if he’s just come fully awake on the lithe and propulsive “Rattle That Lock.”

Adrian Belew, “Idiom” from Flux (2015): One Track Mind

Adrian Belew, “Idiom” from Flux (2015): One Track Mind

With “Idiom,” the latest song for Adrian Belew’s Flux app, you’re reminded of his narrative and musical inventiveness – but also his underrated humor.

Inside Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup: ‘The price of success was very high’

Inside Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup: ‘The price of success was very high’

GTR debuted in July 1986 with a lineup led by prog legends Steve Hackett and Steve Howe. What could go wrong? As Hackett tells us, almost everything.

Yes, “Everydays” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “Everydays” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Talk about a buzz kill. Yes’ cover of Stephen Stills’ “Everydays,” though situated between two of their best early songs, just doesn’t work.

Toto, “Hydra” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Hydra” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

‘Hydra,’ Toto’s second album, confounded critics and fans alike upon its release in October 1979, but it has aged well.

Alan Parsons Project’s sci-fi rock triumph I Robot still asks prescient questions

Alan Parsons Project’s sci-fi rock triumph I Robot still asks prescient questions

Alan Parsons Project’s prophetic ‘I Robot,’ issued this month in 1977, focused on the uneasy relationship between human and machine.

Frank Zappa – Dance Me This (2015)

Frank Zappa – Dance Me This (2015)

‘Dance Me This’ is diverse in its content and genre references, outer-worldly, edgy and, OK, a little bit weird. Just like Frank Zappa.

Greg Lake discusses one-off Emerson Lake and Powell album: ‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’

Greg Lake discusses one-off Emerson Lake and Powell album: ‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’

Released in June of 1986, Emerson Lake and Powell represented a brawny, 1980s-era update of the old ELP sound — courtesy in part of a different drummer whose name also happened to begin with P. Seems Carl Palmer, co-founder with Greg Lake and Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer, became unavailable due to contractual obligations with his other bandRead More

Jethro Tull Road Stories: Call this one, ‘Menstrual in the Gallery’

Jethro Tull Road Stories: Call this one, ‘Menstrual in the Gallery’

On stage, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson has been hit with a variety of items: a baseball, a rose, a splash of urine. This, however, may have been the worst.

Yes, “Then” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “Then” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

An inventive and frenzied drum part from Bill Bruford helps propel Jon Anderson’s “Then” into the upper echelon of early Yes songs.