Entries by Red Beard

Peter Frampton- Best of the Rest

Everybody knows that young Englishman Peter Frampton revolutionized the recording industry in early 1976 with his live double set  Frampton Comes Alive. But where did those now-iconic songs like “Show Me the Way”, “Lines on My Face”, “Baby I Love Your Way”, “All I Want to Be (Is By Your Side)”, and “Do You Feel […]

Pink Floyd- Money- Knebworth 6-30-90

By the time a soggy Pink Floyd wrapped up  1990’s Knebworth Festival on the royal castle grounds outside London in the English countryside, we were drying off in the car headed for a hot meal at Ristorante Ravello in North London. We listened to Pink Floyd performing “Money” live on the London radio, including a […]

Michael Penn “Try”-Dallas 7-28-97

Brilliant  singer/ songwriter Michael Penn probably needs a publicist just to attend family functions. Both of his parents are actors, his younger brother Sean Penn is an Academy Award-winning actor and director, and Michael’s wife is uber-talented singer/ songwiter Aimee Mann. But as you will hear, Michael Penn needs only an acoustic guitar and a […]

Johnny Winter, Texas Guitar Legend, Passes Away on Tour

It is with sadness that we confirm the death of Beaumont, Texas legendary blues rock guitarist/ singer/ songwriter Johnny Winter while on tour in Austria. Here at In the Studio, we had obtained Johnny Winter’s still unreleased impressive next album Step Back which became a guitar summit meeting featuring Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, […]

The Cars- Candy O- Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

By the July 4th 1979 holiday, a scant fourteen months after The Cars‘ debut album had surprised all but a handful of early adopters around their Boston assembly line, all eyes and ears were trained upon the quintet’s next model, Candy O.  The consensus that The Cars’ debut was one of the strongest first efforts […]

Tom Cochrane-Calling America-Dallas 1989

Leave it to the Man from Manitoba, Tom Cochrane, to use his vantage point from America’s northern neighbor to take an impassioned, affectionate, yet unflinching look at a post-Reagan US in this stripped down 1989 live performance of “Calling America” in a Dallas Mexican restaurant. Tom is supported impressively by tasty electric guitarist Peter Mueller. […]

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Eric Johnson-Europe Live

The kind of gushing, jaw-dropping reaction to Austin guitarist/ singer/ songwriter Eric Johnson has been pretty much consistent since he started attracting heady praise in the mi-1970s as guitarist in the Electromagnets. By 1980 Eric Johnson was already developing an almost mythical reputation as a spectacular player, enough to garner the cover story of Guitar […]

Todd Rundgren Utopia-Road to Utopia-Caravan-Boston 11-79

He celebrated a birthday over the weekend, but Todd Rundgren had one of the strongest live bands, Utopia, working in 1979 when this Boston gig was broadcast nationwide on the eve of Thanksgiving. Here’s a medley of “The Road to Utopia/ Caravan” originally found on Adventures in Utopia.  

Cult-Love-Electric-Sonic Temple-Billy Duffy 9-’87

By the time The Cult‘s  Sonic Temple  came out twenty-five years ago, I would have bet my last dollar that this British hard-rocking four piece led by trippy full-throated singer Ian Astbury and ripping guitarist Billy Duffy was going to be hugely popular into the next decade. After all, The Cult had just completed a […]