Underrated Albums

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

Rusty & Paul

This has been a hard year, with the passing of Rusty Young earlier this year, and most recently, Paul Cotton. These two guys were the band POCO, more than anyone else over the band’s 50 year career. Paul joined POCO in the early 1970s and stayed with Rusty until the early 2000s, then Rusty carried … More Rusty & Paul

Grand Funk Railroad

One of the most popular bands of the early 1970s. Hard-rocking and gritty, as many bands fresh from the late-60s were. Long hair, blue jeans and bluesy guitars. Grand Funk Railroad was Don Brewer (drums, vocals), Mark Farner (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Mel Schacher (bass), and later Craig Frost on keyboards. Grand Funk had a … More Grand Funk Railroad

Eagles Live

The Eagles have been in farewell mode for years. The death of Glenn Frey has not deterred them from touring, although COVID did. In recent years, the band has focused on live performances instead of releasing new material. There are a number of live recordings of the band, so you can hear them from different … More Eagles Live

Three Dog Night

For a band that did not write much of their own material, these guys have a bunch of hits. It is impossible to think about the late 1960s and early 1970s without some reference to a Three Dog Night song. The band’s name originated from the Australian Aboriginal custom of sleeping with dogs to stay … More Three Dog Night

Kenny Loggins

Recently, I watched an interview of Kenny Loggins on YouTube about what he has been doing during the pandemic. One comment got me thinking. “No one is sitting around calling for a Kenny Loggins album,” he said. There was a time that the world was waiting for Loggins to produce new music. His solo career … More Kenny Loggins

Blind Faith (1969)

Blind Faith was a musical group formed by Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker after Cream broke up, Steve Winwood after Traffic temporarily broke up, and bassist Rich Grech. The term “supergroup” was attached to Blind Faith, a dubious label and omen of what was to come.  The group recorded one album, Blind Faith, released in … More Blind Faith (1969)