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
Here is a list of bands. I have picked by favorite member that band. It could be I like their songwriting, or their musicianship or their persona. I picked bands usually with more than three members and where it was not one dominant personality, like the Electric Light Orchestra or Dire Straits. 10cc – Eric … More Favorite Band Member
George Martin will forever be linked with the Beatles, and deservedly so. Besides the eight years with the Beatles, and his other Beatles projects, he produced many artists before and after the Beatles. Here are a dozen favorite projects, some of my favorites, out of the many he did. “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You … More George Martin: Other Works
Jeff Beck was in constant motion, the 1970s was a period of evolution and experimentation, and great musical output. Frankly, it is hard for me to pick a favorite album, I have several during the decade. He made two albums in the middle of the decade, referred to as jazz-fusion, which was an exciting style … More Jeff Beck: Blow By Blow or Wired?
Remember the first time you heard something really different from your go-to style of music, something really “out there” in the universe? Not just a song in passing but something that made you want to explore this different genre. For me, it was jazz. Not just any kind of jazz but a guitar-oriented style and … More Leaving the Musical Cocoon