Tag: The Beatles
Fifty years ago this past December, Bob Dylan emerged from his exile with a startling new album–the simple, direct, no-frills John Wesley Harding. Ron Hart approached a handful of musicians to share their thoughts on this seminal–and sometimes under-appreciated– comeback album.
Taken from the Esoteric Recordings release, Atlantic Bridge.
Surf duo Jan & Dean’s “comedy” album was intended as a contractual obligation, an unfunny joke that was rightly rejected, yet bowdlerized by their label after Jan Berry’s near-fatal car accident. Fifty-one years later, this reissue presents the album as it was meant to be heard.
Last year, we sat down and had a long, compelling conversation with Mike McCartney about his delightful one-off album, McGough & McGear and the era that produced it.
Charlie Byrd Sixties Byrd: Charlie Byrd Plays Today’s Great Hits él Records/Cherry Red I have long had the sneaking suspicion that during the Sixties, Easy Listening artists adapted rock and roll and pop hits as a way to build common ground between younger and older music listeners, perhaps in a spirit of fun for older… Read More ›
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.
Yoko Ono’s proper solo debut album, released in 1970 alongside John Lennon’s proper solo debut album, is a stunning work of experimental rock and roll, where pure emotion blends nicely with rock and roll groove and intense, uncompromising emotion.
This excellent documentary offers a glimpse into the life and times of The Beatles. Though the history is well-known, this film gives a fresh look behind the curtain of the first four years of the Beatles’ professional existence.
The Unfinished Music series was designed as a way for John Lennon and Yoko Ono to document their budding relationship. The sounds held within are uncompromising, unique, and occasionally frustrating. In other words, Yoko Ono at her best.
Believe it or not, one of the most popular and successful films of the Eighties had no official soundtrack release, even though the film spawned two charting singles. To celebrate the film’s thirtieth anniversary, this oversight has been corrected with a lavish, superb official soundtrack release.