[Music] Elvis Costello & Bill Frisell – Weird Nightmare

I have to give a lot of credit to Elvis Costello.  His collaborations always surprise me.  And in this case, both he and guitarist Bill Frisell do wonders to an already avant-romantic work in Charles Mingus’ staple, Weird Nightmare. Lyrics Weird nightmare You haunt my every dream Weird nightmare Tell me what’s your scheme? Can […]

[Music] The Cascades – Rhythm of the Rain — PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

PowerPop is a fine blog worth perusing, folks!   My older cousin had given me this single but it skipped so much I replaced it. When I was 5 or 6 I had a fascination with this song. I’m not sure why I liked it so much… but I bought the single in Donelson…a town […]

[Music] Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida — PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

17 minutes of pure, indulgent rock & roll bliss, courtesy of both Iron Butterfly and PowerPop Blog: One of the most indulgent rock songs ever. It is 17:05 minutes long and has a grand total of only 30 different words in this song. You might think it has a deep, mystical meaning, but it’s really […]

[Music] Choirgiant – Midnight Tapes & Mourning Volumes

It’s albums like this that keep me attracted to what is happening in post-rock.  I’m no expert, and won’t ever claim to be, but there is something pleasant about not only the guitars on this album, but the bass work, which really stands out on the first track.  The vocals on the album do yeoman’s […]

[Music] Pete Kosanovich – Self​-​Titled Debut Album

It’s impressive when you are so good that Dave Davies of The Kinks gives you his stamp of approval.  Pete Kosanovich gets compared to the aforementioned Kinks, Bob Dylan and other luminaries frequently, and the comparison is apt.  He only lacks a good publicist who can spread the word of his talent, which would sound […]

[Music] FRANK ZAPPA – “Hot Rats” 50th Anniversary — The Fat Angel Sings

Hot Rats was released 10th October in 1969! “The Hot Rats Sessions” box set celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest albums in the history of recorded music, and will be released on December 20th . The original 1969 Frank Zappa album was the first to be recorded on a prototype 16-Track Tape […]

[Music] Ginger Baker (Airforce) DRUM SOLO – 1970

A legend has departed.  Ginger Baker passed away at age 80 today, October 6.  He performed with some of rock’s (and fusion’s) greatest bands such as Cream, Blind Faith and even Public Image Ltd., while leading his own bands like Air Force (shown in the video) and collaborating with maestros like Nigeria’s Fela Kuti.  RIP.