Wings Over America

Wings Over America: Like A Relic From A Different Age

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March 21, 2022 • The Anniversary Effect

Wings Over America served to document Paul McCartney’s 1976 tour of America with his band Wings. It stands as one of his finest albums.

Album Reviews »

Steely Dan: Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! (UMe)

When Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker died in 2017, his partner Donald Fagen decided to keep the name alive. Northeast Corridor is a collection of live performances from the post-Becker band, and it shows how well Steely Dan’s new lineup superbly carries on.

Song Of The Day »

Song Of The Day: J Mascis, “Death Of A Dream”

J Mascis Neal Casal

The Recoup Song Of The Day for Monday, November 29th is “Death Of A Dream” by J Mascis, taken from the Royal Potato Family release Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal.

DVD Reviews »

All I Can Say (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

When Blind Melon frontman Shannon Hoon died unexpectedly in 1995, he left behind thousands of hours of video recordings. All I Can Say gives us a haunting, raw, and occasionally moving glimpse into the life and rollercoaster success of a young man doomed to self-destruct.

Book Reviews »

Sellout: The Major-Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore (Mariner Books)

To be called a sellout used to be the kiss of death for independent bands. Dan Ozzi’s fantastic new book Sellout explores the concept in depth, looking at eleven bands who, for better or worse, had to face the accusations when they signed to major labels.

Sunday Longform »

Sunday Longform: We Built A Road In Gold

I spend some time recalling the lessons of music appreciation taught to me by the greatest teacher I’ve ever known–my father–and Blondie.

The Recoup will return from hiatus on Monday, March 29th. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Book Excerpt »

The Ballad Of Tommy LiPuma: The End Of The Road

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Music industry mogul Tommy LiPuma lived a rags-to-riches life, going from humble beginnings to the top of the music business. In this exclusive excerpt, we see Tommy at what would become his final farewell.

A Conversation With... »

LABEL PROFILE: A Conversation With Last Night From Glasgow’s Ian Smith

Scottish label Last Night From Glasgow hit upon an amazing business model, one built on subscriptions and a non-profit ethos. Surprisingly, this model has proven quite successful. We sat down with founder Ian Smith to learn more about his label and how it operates.