There was a lot swirling around the San Francisco music scene in 1965.
Deep Cuts: Songs For Family
Regular readers (both of you) might have noticed that something was missing a couple of days ago.
Deep Cuts: 1968
The late ’60s come down to two years musically, and 1968 ain’t one of them.
From The Stacks: Larry Graham-Just Be My Lady
Let’s get this out of the way: I love Larry Graham. The man is a genius bass player, and his work with both Sly and the Family Stone and Graham Central Station […]
Deep Cuts: The Songs That Inspired KISS Classics
The publication of Paul Stanley’s memoir, Face the Music: A Life Exposed, completed the set: Each of KISS’s original four members has put his story out there. I’ve read them all, and […]
Deep Cuts: The Best of Non-Jane’s Addiction
Jane’s Addiction is like your slutty girlfriend who no matter how much she fools around she’s just too great to cut loose. The band is coming up on 30 years together in […]
From the Stacks: Graham Central Station – Ain’t No ‘Bout-A-Doubt It
Let’s talk about the legendary Larry Graham, the inventor of the “thump and pluck” style of bass playing without which we’d have no funk. We can stop right there, can’t we? That’s […]
The (Kind Of) Complete Woodstock: Paul Butterfield Blues Band
It’s six o’clock Monday morning. The sun is up and the kids are clearing out, going back to their jobs, schools, worried parents. Some are just wiped out from a long weekend […]
The (Kind Of) Complete Woodstock: Sly & the Family Stone
My daughter likes to ask me when and where I’d go if I could travel to any time and place. I always tell her I’m happy right where I am, but here’s […]
The (Kind Of) Complete Woodstock: Santana
Music follows trends, and the prevailing trends at Woodstock were blues-oriented rock and folk/folk rock. Only four acts didn’t fit into one of those buckets. On day one Ravi Shankar laid down […]