This twofer collects country musician Gary Stewart’s 1979 and 1980 offerings, one being a rather standard country record and the other a rewarding collaboration with a legendary country producer and Southern Rock backup band.
Songwriter Bob Young made a name for himself as an ongoing collaborator with British rock band Status Quo. Back In Quo Country released in 1986, is his sole solo album, and is a fine collection of countrified interpretations of his Status Quo work.
We sit down with Curtis McMurtry, to discuss his excellent album The Hornet’s Nest and the issue of authenticity in American music.
Released in 2001, Denton, Texas trio Lift To Experience’s sole album was an amazingly intense concept album that largely went unheard during the band’s brief lifespan. Subsequent years have rightly elevated it to be one of the best records you’ve never heard. This reissue cleans up the mix and offers bonus material, but the focus is still on the amazing ninety minute apocalyptic opus that still sounds like nothing you’ve heard.
For the fifth installment of Ace Records’ fantastic Chartbusters USA, the focus is squarely on Country crossovers, and provides for a satisfying listen.
Lonely Boy is the gripping, harrowing, and at times utterly depressing story of the Sex Pistols’ hotshot guitarist, Steve Jones. It’s a tale of sex, drugs, and rock and roll–and not always in a good way.
Anita Kerr left the comfort of her successful career in Nashville, setting out to Los Angeles to experiment with more contemporary music. The five albums she released under her name for Warner Brothers are fine examples of mid-60s Easy Listening and Sunshine Pop.
Nico: In The Shadow Of The Moon Goddess Lutz Graf-Ulbrich Self-Released German singer Nico’s life story is one peppered with addiction, tragedy, darkness, and intensity. Her music is dark and beautiful; […]
We’ve been in shock over the sudden death of writer and friend Marc Spitz, who passed away suddenly at the age of 47. This is the conversation that introduced us, and it’s one of my favorite interviews.
Taken from the Superior Viaduct release, Jack Orion.