I can’t believe that singer Lucinda Williams is 70 years old! Thankfully, she is showing no signs of slowing down, and she’s just released her memoirs. Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You (2023, Crown Publishing) has just been released and it’s as introspective and haunting as her music. “Too country for rock and … More Lucinda Williams’ Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You (book review)
When a recording artist wants “hits” only, they or their record company release a hits, or best of, collection. The intent is the most popular airplay, sales or charting songs. The anthology is a whole different animal. This collection has some required hit songs, but the intent is to go beyond a greatest hits or … More Anthologies or Greatest Hits?
Let’s assume Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Duane Allman are in the discussion for best guitarists, however you would rank them. Let’s look at some other innovative and versatile guitarists. These players are responsible for defining the sound of their bands, or their own trademark … More Innovative Guitarists
Here are 25 albums that failed to get the love they deserve. These albums have taken a backseat in the artist’s catalog, perhaps without benefit of a charting single or surrounding a band lineup change. It may have gone out of print or the rights became tied up. Quality music fails to connect for a … More Underrated Albums
Sometimes music grows on you. That was never how I operated. If it did not hit me pretty quickly, I moved on. Over the decades, I have passed on a number of decent, and sometimes very popular albums because something did not click. On occasion, these albums became hugely popular, always on the radio, which … More Give It Another Listen
Genesis has announced their American/Canadian leg of their The Last Domino? tour. I believe it is safe to assume this could be the last Genesis tour, although if it goes well there might be more dates added later. Not only are these guys well into senior citizen status, but Phil Collins is barely mobile. If … More Last Time Around: Old-Time Rockers
We all can think of classic rock songs that have been played to death on the radio, to the point we turn the station. These are good songs that I can no longer stand to hear. Thankfully, I do not listen to radio much these days, but it is impossible not to hear many of … More Most Overplayed Songs
These 12 maybe are not the best, but they are quite interesting for a variety of reasons. I have included documentaries in the list. In no particular order. A Hard Day’s Night (1964) The Beatles in their first film. A cheeky semi-documentary and a classic. Millions had seen the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and many … More A Dozen Rock and Roll Films
Favorite bands and musicians? My list is long. Picking one for each letter of the alphabet is challenging. Sometimes you have to work around a first name or last. Alan Parsons Project – A studio creation, two talented guys wrote the intricate songs and hired musicians to help create the music. For nearly a decade, … More Favorite Bands: A to Z
There have been a number of anthologies and great hits collections released, during his career and after his death. Each one is hit and miss. With several versions on the market, I am not sure they can repackage another one, but I suspect the Tom Petty estate has plans for many releases from his vault … More Tom Petty Mixtape
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