Rolling Stone, June, 1971: “John Entwistle, possessor of 12 bass guitars, three trumpets, three French horns, two trombones, a melofonium, two pianos and one helluva cramped guest room in his London suburban house, has done his thing with vengeance. The album is largely the result … Continue reading Featured Album – Smash Your Head Against the Wall – John Entwistle
Once upon a time, my music collection was this: a bunch of albums, cassettes, singles, 8-tracks, etc. Then one day – in the ’80s – the compact disc arrived. Now before I researched this I would have sworn no CD’s were around till the late … Continue reading Featured Album – Flying Cowboys – Rickie Lee Jones
Yes, yes, children. It is time for that most anticipated and yet largely unloved thing – the “favorite guitarist” list. Now before you dive in and say, “How the fuck could you leave Alex Lifeson (or Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell, Yngvie Malmsteen, etc.) off … Continue reading My Top Twenty Guitarists of All Time
“Now is that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?” To say that Frank Zappa was a unique individual is like saying the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. It’s a given. The thing is – for me – … Continue reading The Crux of the Biscuit – Apostrophe (‘) – Frank Zappa
No, this isn’t a posthumous (Reed died in 2013) collaboration nor has Lou come back from the dead. This was a songwriting collaboration, and Nils has released this new album around it. Now I don’t follow either of these guys that closely so apparently some … Continue reading Featured Album – Blue with Lou – Nils Lofgren/Lou Reed
Eagles, circa 1976 (l-r) – Don Felder, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner “We were all reading books about the Hopis and in the Hopi mythology, the eagle is the most sacred animal with the most spiritual meaning. I think it’s a beautiful … Continue reading An Eagles Sixpack
I’ve been listening to music for a long time. And like you, there are songs I love and songs I don’t love. But as these things go, there is another category which I call: “Songs Which I Loved Once Upon a Time But Now Can … Continue reading Songs I Once Loved But Now, Well ….