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Styx- Blue Collar Man- 2120 Michigan Ave, Chicago- 2004

Styx here live in blues legend Willie Dixon‘s recording studio at 2120 Michigan Avenue, the site of the original Chess Records, back in 2004 laying down a soul-infused reading of Tommy Shaw‘s working class musical manifesto “Blue Collar Man”. The  song and the Styx album on which it originally appeared, Pieces of Eight , mark […]


Chicago II-Robert Lamm-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

“Who are these guys?” was still the admiring rhetorical question floating about the music world when Chicago II   came out only a year after the other “Chicago Seven” had stunned the rock world in 1969 with the most popular double album debut in history, Chicago Transit Authority . Like the first, Chicago II  was so […]


Win Rolling Stones “Bridges to Bremen” 2-CD/DVD

Back in 1997, the year-long Rolling Stones‘ “Bridges to Babylon” tour, with its fan-selected nightly setlist surprise and the notorious “B”-stage, pulled into Bremen Germany where the entire Stones show was filmed and recorded, newly restored, remixed, and remastered as Bridges to Bremen. The combination of Mick Jagger and Lisa Fisher on the electrifying version of […]


Tommy 50th, pt2- Pete Townshend 5-27

Though released within weeks of each other in 1969, The Who‘s Tommy  was among the last great iconic albums of the Sixties decade while Chicago Transit Authority  may have been, in effect, the first major album of the Seventies. From this distant vantage point fifty years on, it is difficult for me to imagine Tommy […]