Category: Once more with feeling

Asia: Symfonia – Live in Bulgaria 2013 (Frontiers Music)

Asia Symfonia – Live in Bulgaria 2013 (Frontiers Music) Asia has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. A true supergroup, their melodies and John Wetton’s vocals have always struck a chord with me. I was thrilled to hear that…

The Creation: Action Painting (Numero Group

The Creation Action Painting (Numero Group) The Creation was a blip on the UK music scene in the mid/late 1960s. Produced by the legendary Shel Talmy, they remained a musical footnote with tiny flashes of recognition throughout the years. Alan…

Samantha Fish: Chills and Fever (Ruf)

Samantha Fish Chills and Fever (Ruf) Kansas City contemporary blues artist Samantha Fish discards her “girl with a guitar” image in favor of a retro direction on her covers album ‘Chills & Fever.’ Fish teamed up with producer Bobby Harlow…

Dan Hicks: Greatest Licks – I Feel Like Singin’ (Surfdog)

Dan Hicks Greatest Licks – I Feel Like Singin’ (Surfdog) When the legendary Elvis Costello is quoted as saying, “Dan Hicks is an American Treasure,” that is some serious street cred. From 1965 to his death in 2016, singer/songwriter Dan…

Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years (Dualtone)

Guy Clark The Best of the Dualtone Years (Dualtone) I think we can collectively agree that 2016 was a fucking brutal year to be a music fan. The grim reaper took Prince, David Bowie, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, George Michael…

Judas Priest: Turbo 30 (Legacy)

Judas Priest Turbo 30 (Legacy) Raise those devil horns high – Legacy has just released a massive 3-CD set of Judas Priest’s three-decade old ‘Turbo’ album, dubbed ‘Turbo 30’ (natch). The record, the band’s 10th, was definitely not without controversy;…

The Muffs: Happy Birthday to Me (Omnivore)

The Muffs Happy Birthday to Me (Omnivore) One of the best bands to come out of the explosive music era of the 1990s was the punk rock trio the Muffs. Hands down. Led by Kim Shattuck (guitar, vocals); with Ronnie…

Roy Orbison: Black & White Night [CD and DVD/Blu Ray] (Legacy)

Roy Orbison Black & White Night [CD and DVD/Blu Ray] (Legacy) The Roy Orbison special “Black & White Night” was a must-see by rock fans of all ilk when it first aired on Cinemax in 1988. The star-crammed supergroup special…

Soundgarden: Ultramega OK [Remixed Expanded Edition] (Sub Pop)

Soundgarden Ultramega OK [Remixed Expanded Edition] (Sub Pop) It’s been an interesting ride following Seattle superstars Soundgarden on their music trajectory from their 1988 indie debut ‘Ultramega OK’ to their rise as mainstream sellouts with 1994’s ‘Superunknown’ and the breakup…