Post Tagged with: "Soft Rock"

Kere Buchanan – Goodbye Yesterday (2014)

Kere Buchanan’s new release, Goodbye Yesterday almost seems to be in a time warp. The New Zealander’s release harken back to a time when albums contained thoughtful and intriguing melodies.

James Taylor – Sweet Baby James (1970; 2011 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Recorded in the waning days of the 60’s, James Taylor’s second album became one of a handful of albums that defined the pop and rock landscape in the immediate wake of the Beatles’ breakup.

Something Else! sneak peek: P.J. Pacifico, "Waiting" (2011)

With a piano signature that mimics rain water trickling from a downspout, and an easy-going, almost confidential delivery that sounds like a softer Toad the Wet Sprocket (or a tougher Gin Blossoms?)

One Track Mind: The Carpenters, "We’ve Only Just Begun" (1970)

Here’s another one that was in the family household record rotation forty years ago. It began as a ditty for a local bank seeking to attract newlywed customers and within a year turned into a big hit for soft rock titans The Carpenters. Released as a single in August 1970 and later a #2 Pop hit and Adult Contemporary hit,Read More

One Track Mind: Little River Band, "Happy Anniversary" (1977)

by Pico Honest, we didn’t intend it this way, but it has become 70’s & 80’s Classic Rock Week here at Something Else! Sure, there was a little jazz organ and Louisiana legend thrown in for variety, but at this time last week you couldn’t tell me that our high and mighty little slice of the blogosphere would feature Journey,Read More

Guilty pleasures: Gino Vannelli, Michael Franks, Hall & Oates, Jeff Lorber

by S. Victor Aaron Guilty pleasures. Admit it, we’ve all got ’em when it comes to music. For some time, now, I’ve been meaning to put a list together for everyone’s amusement. I was reminded of that half-serious promise I made to myself when I came across Rolling Stone Magazine’s back-handed compliment piece listing 25 “undisputed” guilty pleasure bands. Yeah,Read More