Category Archives: Music

Bill Fay – Methane River / Strangers in the Fields

Bill Fay is an underappreciated English songwriter who recorded in the late 60s and early 70s. “Methane River” is a gorgeous song, with strange but emotional lyrics, from Fay’s debut album Bill Fay (1970). “Strangers in the Fields” is a … Continue reading

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today…

… that the greatest album of all time, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), was released. There is a massive, new re-release of the album: May 26 release for the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album, includes … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney – Back Seat of My Car (1971)

Originally demo-ed to the rest of The Beatles during the Get Back sessions, “Back Seat of My Car”, released on McCartney’s solo album Ram (1971), is an epic story compacted into 4:26.

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Gentle Giant – I Lost My Head (1976)

The 2nd half of the song, that begins around 2:51, is epic.

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The Jam – Going Underground (1980)

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Pete Townshend – Quadrophenia Demo Tapes (1973)

Townshend’s demo process for Who albums was quite robust. He’d have just about everything arranged, by himself, in demo form by the time the band went to the studio. The Quadrophenia demos were previously only available via bootleg, but have … Continue reading

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The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset (1967)

1967, the Summer of Love. It was 50 years ago. So many great songs were released that year. While this song wasn’t a ‘flower power’ or psych song, per se, it is arguably the single greatest song ever written.

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Happy Birthday, Pete!

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RIP: Chris Cornell

Here he is with Soundgarden, on the eve of his passing, playing 1994’s “Black Hole Sun”.

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Mick & Keith on Living in Edith Grove

They discuss their early days living in a dirty flat, before they took off.

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