Category Archives: Music

RIP: Walter Becker

Steely Dan’s Walter Becker has died at the age of 67. Now, let’s listen to one of the most perfect albums ever made, Aja (1977).

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The Rolling Stones – Child of the Moon (1967)

The striking video to this rare Stones tune, directed by Michael Lindsay Hogg, is quite good and rather haunting. It’s as if Bergman or Antonioni were asked to direct a video for the Stones. (Among his earlier work, Hogg had … Continue reading

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Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 7 (1924)

From Wikipedia: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105, was the final published symphony of the Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. Completed in 1924, Symphony No. 7 is notable for being a one-movement symphony, in contrast to the standard symphonic … Continue reading

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Glen Campbell – Wichita Lineman (1968)

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Frosty – Organ Grinder’s Monkey (1970)

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Montrose – Rock Candy (1973)

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Matching Mole – O Caroline (1972)

In exploring the recesses of prog rock, I’ve been unable to get into Soft Machine, a very influential English prog rock band and one of the founders of the Canterbury scene, as I find their music too dissonant for my … Continue reading

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The Darkness – All the Pretty Girls (2017)

Here is the first single from The Darkness’s upcoming album Pinewood Smile, slated to be released in early October. The song is a rocker, an instant Darkness classic.

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Judas Jump – Rockin’ Chair (1970)

Judas Jump were something of a UK supergroup, with ex-members of The Herd, Amen Corner and The Mindbenders involved. Despite a fair amount of promotion and a contract with the Beatles’ label Parlophone, they only made one album and 2 … Continue reading

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Blond – Six White Horses (1969), Et Al

After the superb and greatly underrated Swedish band Tages broke up, most of the members reformed as Blond, putting out just one superb album before calling it quits. Here are 3 wonderful tracks from their 1969 album The Lilac Years … Continue reading

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