The Band – (Part 1) – 1,000 Miles from Toronto to Turkey Scratch

In the late ’60’s, bands like Cream, Vanilla Fudge, and The Jimi Hendrix Experience were trailblazing the way towards long bluesy jams. Howlin’ Wolf’s version of Willie Dixon’s “Spoonful,” is less than three minutes long. On Wheels of Fire, Cream managed to stretch it out to almost … Continue reading The Band – (Part 1) – 1,000 Miles from Toronto to Turkey Scratch

Featured Album – Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) – The Kinks

Melody Maker – “Ray Davies’ finest hour … beautifully British to the core.” Allmusic – It’s a detailed and loving song cycle, capturing the minutiae of suburban life, the numbing effect of bureaucracy, and the horrors of war. I’ve dug The Kinks for a long time. … Continue reading Featured Album – Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) – The Kinks