Recording Engineers

Back in the old days, music was recorded in an actual recording studio on analog tape machines. In the early days of the Beatles, engineers wore white lab coats and neckties. Experimentation was frowned upon and only certain approved personnel could touch the knobs. There was no school to learn the process of sound or … More Recording Engineers

1971: Music From 50 Years Ago

What a great mix of musical styles. Pop, rock, heavy metal, R&B, blues. This was the singer-songwriter era too, the laidback Southern California sound. Carole King would have the largest selling album with Tapestry, the touchstone for the singer-songwriter generation. Other landmark albums were: Led Zeppelin IV, Fragile, Who’s Next, Sticky Fingers, Aqualung, What’s Going … More 1971: Music From 50 Years Ago

Supertramp: Crime of the Century (1974)

The English band Supertramp released three classic album: Crime of the Century, Even in the Quietest Moments and Breakfast in America.  It was on Crime of the Century that the group emerged from their somewhat generic folk/rock style to progressive-rock brilliance.  This album is pure classic. FM radio embraced the songs “Dreamer” (Billboard #15), “Bloody … More Supertramp: Crime of the Century (1974)

Progressive Rock: Coming in for a Landing

An exciting genre of music enjoyed a tremendous popularity from the late 1960’s through the 1970’s, but even stalwarts like Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Jethro Tull, Moody Blues and Renaissance either changed their style or broke up.  Progressive rock didn’t die, it soldiered on but with less popularity as waves of new musical style … More Progressive Rock: Coming in for a Landing


This band had an amazing run of success from the early 1970’s into the next decade, then almost disappeared, when one of the main songwriters left for a solo career. The left behind a solid musical legacy of intelligent, thoughtful progressive music. Theron crowning achievement was Breakfast in America, an album ironically written by Englishmen. … More Supertramp