Long-discussed but unheard in its entirety until now, Robert Lamm’s “Naked in the Garden of Allah” will finally see release as part of Chicago’s long-awaited new studio effort. Stream it here.
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Chicago was on a roll in 2013, as the venerable band capped off the year with the release of the song “Crazy Happy.”
Even as Chicago continues work on its first new material since 2006, Robert Lamm marvels over the changes that have swept through the industry.
When Peter Cetera’s mid-1980s departure threatened to derail Chicago’s commercial breakthrough, they regrouped with outside writers to keep the streak going. But they never quite regained creative momentum.
Earlier this year, Something Else! mentioned the band Chicago’s return to recording. Now, we have what we hope is one of the many fruits of their labors, the single, “Somethin’ Comin’, I Know.”
Robert Lamm, who been there for every successive incarnation of Chicago, takes the long view on how the band’s sound has developed and changed over the years.
At least two members of Chicago, including fellow co-founder Robert Lamm, have said that Peter Cetera refuses to reunite with the group because he doesn’t want to work that hard anymore. Cetera is firing back, saying: “That’s a lie.”
‘Everyone would have to leave their guns at the door’: Danny Seraphine broaches idea of reuniting with Chicago
Robert Lamm recently dismissed the idea. Peter Cetera has said he’s not interested in touring like they do. But Danny Seraphine, the long-gone original drummer, would still like to broker a reunion with Chicago.
‘I will say, I would be surprised’: Robert Lamm all but nixes idea of Beach Boys-style reunion for Chicago
Even as Robert Lamm celebrates the debut of a long-awaited new Chicago single, the band’s 45th anniversary looms — along with questions about staging a Beach Boys-style reunion of its original surviving members.
Back when the famous, classic, horn-rock band was known as Chicago Transit Authority, they released a top-notch single called “Questions 67 and 68,” off of a 1969 eponymously titled debut album. It didn’t do much on the charts