Entries by Red Beard

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Aerosmith- Pump 30th Anniversary- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey

Pump   by Aerosmith is a thumbs up three dimensional hard rock masterpiece, with the legendary band’s deepest well of  songwriting, blistering performance chops, and the most innovative production of any hard rock album to date courtesy of the late Bruce Fairbairn. Regardless of the metric you choose to measure Pump‘s greatness, it’s blazing energy […]


John Fogerty- Green River- Burbank 5-97

Creedence Clearwater Revival, led by John Fogerty, were very busy this month fifty years ago. Their third album Green River   had just been released, their first since the spectacular breakthrough of “Proud Mary” from Bayou Country , and they were suddenly much in demand for TV appearances and concerts, including one outside Bethel NY called the Woodstock […]

Supertramp- Crime of the Century 45th Anniversary- Roger Hodgson 9-2

With every passing decade Supertramp‘s musical vision, and producer Ken Scott‘s masterful recording, on the 1974 breakthrough Crime of the Century  continues to grow in stature. Multi-instrumentalist/ singer/ songwriter Roger Hodgson is chief investigator at the scene in this rare interview containing “School”,”Bloody Well Right”, “Rudy”, “Dreamer“, and the powerful “Crime of the Century” the […]


Win ZZ TOP “Goin’ 50” 3-CD Set

“Move Me on Down the Line” by Texas Tres Hombres   ZZ TOP takes on significant new meaning as the El Loco  trio hits the half-century mark, and amidst the anniversary tour and new documentary film comes the 3-CD anthology Goin’ 50  from Warner Bros/Rhino Entertainment. Cinco (5) winners from this drawing, so register below before […]


Win YES Live 50th Anniversary Sets

Over this half century since humble London art school beginnings, YES has turned out to be as much a sound concept as a band of brothers. Celebrate that lengthy legacy with YES Live 50th Anniversary  by entering below before midnight ET August 25 to win the grand prize on four vinyl LPs, with four runners-up […]

Motley Crue- Dr Feelgood 30th Anniversary- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil 8-26

Motley Crue, the personification of American decadence according to Communist Cold War propaganda in 1989, nevertheless performed for two shows in Moscow thirty years ago as part of the Moscow Music and Peace Festival, then returned home to find that their newly released album, Dr. Feelgood,   was the top seller in the USA because […]

Aerosmith- Pump 30th Anniversary- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton- 8-19

The second jewel in Aerosmith‘s comeback triple crown, Pump  thirty years ago somehow managed to equal or better on the Eighties’ hard rock masterpiece two years earlier, Permanent Vacation. The band’s all here for the stories behind a near-perfect album containing “Young Lust”,”F.I.N.E.”, the playful and outrageously true “Love in an Elevator“, the rehab rocker […]

Dire Straits- Communique 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

The second Dire Straits release, Communique   early in Summer 1979, is one of those elusive  but long on satisfaction efforts that remains under-appreciated to this day, which because it was so overlooked by radio back then that Communique   seems so fresh today. I place the collection which contains “Once Upon a Time in […]

Aerosmith- Love in an Elevator- Brussels 10-31-93

Revving you up for the Aerosmith Pump   thirtieth anniversary coming in a few weeks. Proof positive that on Halloween night 1993, there was not a band on the planet better than Aerosmith in concert. Exhibit A is this sizzling live version of Aerosmith’s “Love in an Elevator”. –Redbeard