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Long Songs by Led Zeppelin, the Temptations, Yes, Iron Butterfly + Others: Odd Couples

Long Songs by Led Zeppelin, the Temptations, Yes, Iron Butterfly + Others: Odd Couples

Rock ‘n’ roll has always been considered music of the moment. Then bands like Led Zeppelin and Yes decided they wanted that moment extended.

The Temptations – All Directions (1972): On Second Thought

The Temptations – All Directions (1972): On Second Thought

Mixing and matching experimental edges with bouts of moodiness, the Temptations stage more exceptional performances throughout ‘All Directions.’

The Temptations – The Temptations Christmas Card (1970): On Second Thought

The Temptations – The Temptations Christmas Card (1970): On Second Thought

This album will always be defined by its lead-off moment, as the Temptations take a kid’s song and transform it into a funked-out Yuletide hoot.

‘It’s really hard to describe’: Hall and Oates came full circle with Temptations reunion

‘It’s really hard to describe’: Hall and Oates came full circle with Temptations reunion

When Daryl Hall and John Oates were asked to perform at the gala mid-1980s reopening of the Apollo Theater, Hall says they immediately thought of appearing with the Temptations. The problem? Their childhood heroes Eddie Kendrick and David Ruffin were on the outs.

Forgotten series: The Temptations – Puzzle People (1969)

Seemingly every musician in the late ’60s was cruising on psychedelic control, or at least tampering with the genre. But not the Motown artists.

Desert Island Discs: Christmas Songs Edition

Desert Island Discs: Christmas Songs Edition

Worried about being running aground in some tropic locale this Christmas season? Something Else! has you covered, with a new list of Yuletide favorites criss-crossing the usual stylistic landscape.

John Oates, of Hall and Oates: Something Else! Interview

John Oates has always been more than the Other Guy in Hall and Oates. In fact, the mustachioed one co-wrote half of H&O’s six Billboard No. 1 songs, including “Out of Touch,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” and “Maneater.

Gimme Five: Hall and Oates

Gimme Five: Hall and Oates

by Nick Deriso Hall and Oates are, of course, the poster boys for what happens when hair gel meets R&B. Funny thing is, they were originally anything but polished. Hall had reportedly been in an early Philly band with Thom Bell, later a central figure in that city’s R&B legacy. Along the way, H&O tried out an acoustic bent onRead More

Something Else! Featured Artist: The Temptations

by Nick DeRiso The doo-wopping Temptations – five guys that had both a way with harmony and these pillow-soft on-stage moves – probably should have been an oldies act years ago. After all, a song like “My Girl,” recorded in 1964, might have held little resonance by the end of that same decade for a generation taking to the streetsRead More

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