If “transitional album” ever makes its way to Websters, Empire’s album cover should be pictured right next to the definition.
Deep Cuts: Songs For No Change
Gridlock. Analysis paralysis. Homeostasis. Standing still. Status quo. Whatever you call it, there’s a lot of it going around.
From The Stacks: Buckwheat Zydeco, ‘On A Night Like This’
This album hasn’t been out of my regular rotation since the day it was released in 1987. On A Night Like This was Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural’s major label debut, but he released […]
From The Stacks: Stoney and Meatloaf, “What You See Is What You Get” (Single)
“Who Is Meat Loaf?” could be an age test.
Deep Cuts: Classic (Instrumental) Rock
Rock and roll, for all of its memorable riffs and heavy beats, is really a lyric-based medium.
From The Stacks: ‘Copulating Rhythm, Volume 2’
I never pass up compilations of dirty (or druggy) blues and jazz songs.
From the Stacks: Foghat – ‘Boogie Motel’
Foghat was one of the great boogie rock bands of the ’70s, if not the great boogie rock band.
We’ve Got Five Years My Brain Hurts A Lot (or Happy Birthday, Wimbot)
I am overwhelmed and stressed out. Diffuser and Loudwire commitments over the next few days leave me virtually no time for anything else.
Deep Cuts: Songs About Nashville
Nashville is a great town, even if my introduction to it was a little cruddy.
169. Since I Packed Up and Left On My Own
Life settled into a pauper’s groove. I enjoyed Record Bar but the pay was terrible, so I tried to hustle up a better job wherever I could. The guy at the end […]