This book came out a few years ago. But I wasn’t blogging then. I am now. So here’s my belated review: As a long-time Rolling Stones devotee, I seemingly can’t get enough of reading about them. Probably because to live like they have is fairly unimaginable … Continue reading Book Review – Life – Keith Richards
Two years before Kiss roared out of Long Island with its self-titled debut, Blue Öyster Cult… issued its dark, eponymously-titled heavy rock monolith. [The album} rode the hot, hellbound rails of blistering hard rock as pioneered by Steppenwolf, fierce mutated biker blues, and a kind of dark … Continue reading Featured Album – Blue Öyster Cult
This is a reblog of a post I did last year. This is my son Nick’s band and I’m doing this because Pray for Sound have been invited to play at the dunk! festival in Zottegem, Belgium. I’ve been to Belgium quite a few times. … Continue reading Featured album – Everything is Beautiful – Pray for Sound – (post-rock)
John “Jay” Geils passed away of natural causes at his home in Groton, MA on April 11, 2017. This one’s for him. In the early 80’s, with songs like “Love Stnks,” “Freeze Frame,” and “Centerfold,” the J.Geils Band were a staple of MTV. I was … Continue reading The J. Geils Band – BLOW YOUR FACE OUT!!
I’m aware that horn-driven rock isn’t for everyone. And further that Chicago have sometimes tarnished their own reputation by playing some treacly, watered-down shit. But in the early days they were a smokin’ hot band. I recently watched a documentary on TV about the great … Continue reading A Song I Love – Movin’ In – Chicago
“On the Eastside of LA where there were sometimes little signs in the windows of the restaurants that said, “English Spoken Here,” we all knew those songs. Our parents … were from Mexico but we were born here. … We were the living embodiment of … Continue reading Los Lobos
Wikipedia: “In My Time of Dying” (also called “Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed” or a variation thereof) is a traditional gospel music song that has been recorded by numerous musicians. The title line, closing each stanza of the song, refers to a deathbed and … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – In My Time of Dying