Big Head Todd and the Monsters burst onto to the live-music scene in the late 1980s with a heady sound best described as blues-based, loose and laid-back pop. More recently, however, they have been focused more on the rootsier sounds of Todd Park Mohr’s adopted hometown of Chicago.
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A lot of the charm of this series’ initial two volumes — which focused first on the 1960s and then the ’70s — was in hearing these two delve back into found sounds from outside their own era.
Despite the lofty musical goals here, Emerson Lake and Palmer’s idea to tour in support of 1977′s Works with a full orchestra was fraught with issues
Peter Gabriel, Sting, U2, Bruce Springsteen, others – ¡Released!: Human Rights Concerts 1986-98 (2013)
The 1980s were marked by benefit extravaganzas, though oftentimes — whatever their noble intentions — they boasted both dubious musical results and unclear benefits. Amnesty International events were different.
Exclusive stream: Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Pictures at an Exhibition” from Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)
Check out this signature tune from Emerson Lake and Palmer’s last performance with a 70-piece orchestra on their 1977 tour in support of Works.
“Fridays,” for all of its comedic delights as a short-lived answer to SNL, did more than help launch the careers of Larry David and Michael Richards. It also brought some intriguing musical moments to the masses
Friends, hold on to The Complete Stax/Volt Singers Collection. Squeeze it. Never leave it. After all, the best-known songs on Disc One alone are more than enough to make the case for Otis Redding
Presented in a lo-fi home movie style, and emanating from the sonically horrendous RFK, this forthcoming 1991 Grateful Dead concert film still holds lasting significance since it documents their intriguing collaboration with Bruce Hornsby.
All you need to know, really, about Irish punk rockers Pogues is right in their name, taken from a Gaelic phrase meaning “kiss my arse.” Confounding expectation, they played softly as often as they played loudly
There’s a reason this April 6, 1974 concert, held during the sprawling California Jam at the Ontario Motor Speedway, has for so long been a favorite among bootleggers.