Vice’s Dangerous Minds proves to be the only credible thing worth viewing, especially when it comes to finding counter-culture music gems like this. Go here to listen to The Monks in rare form.
My friends and colleagues from Spain’s finest jazz radio program, La Montaña Rusa, dedicate a program to the work of guitarist Allan Holdsworth, who passed away this week. Click on Allan’s picture or here to listen to the podcast.
Many thanks to my friend, Al Clark, for originally posting this article from Dangerous Minds. Here’s a taster of what to expect from the article: “Tax Scam Records” is a phrase that was coined by collectors to identify albums that are believed to have been manufactured for the sole purpose of—get this—losing money. From around …
Neil Finn’s band at the time, Crowded House, made Don’t Dream It’s Over, this gem of a pop song an international hit in 1986. Finn recorded this interpretation in 2015, with help from a string choir, and the man sounds the same, if not a touch better. It’s as beautiful a song now as it …
This must be John Cale day. His seminal live album, “Fragments Of A Rainy Season,” has been remastered, and apparently re-sequenced as well. Go to Domino Records’ website to read the full press release.
It’s amazing to think that this album, which sold pitifully when it was first released, influenced almost everyone who bought it to form a band, so the legend goes. I’m very happy to hear John Cale himself had a hand in preparing this seminal release by The Velvet Underground & Nico. I simply hope the …
The legendary Carlos Santana hooked up with Guinean kora player and vocalist Mory Kanté for this collaboration at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 9th 2006.
I couldn’t resist.
Big Star’s near perfect album, Third/Sister Lovers, is full of treasures, but this one is sublime, respectful of Christ, and perfect for the season.
Before Phil Spector lost his mind and murdered Lana Clarkson, he was terrorizing his stable of artists, include that of the group of his former wife, Ronnie, The Ronettes. Still, this is a happy Christmas ditty.