Entries by Red Beard

Neil Young & Crazy Horse-Powderfinger-San Francisco 1986

Not since Robbie Robertson‘s “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down” had anyone written and sung ( in the first person, no less ) about the American antebellum South so richly, so believably as Neil Young and Crazy Horse with “Powderfinger”, originally on the 1979 essential Rust Never Sleeps album. Here they are from the […]


Aerosmith-Pump 25th Anniversary-Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey

Pump by Aerosmith is a flat-out 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 and cinematic […]

Bryan Adams-Touch the Hand- Vancouver 3-92

Bryan Adams is releasing a new album this Fall called The Tracks of My Years which is comprised of musical signposts which inspired him growing up, plus one new collaboration with his long time co-writer Jim Vallance,  “She Knows Me”. Meanwhile we thought we would backtrack with Bryan Adams and his band to rehearsal March […]

John Fogerty- Green River- rehearsal May 1997

Creedence Clearwater Revival were very busy this month 45 years ago. Their third album Green River had just been released, their first since the spectacular breakthrough of “Proud Mary”, and they were suddenly much in demand for TV appearances and concerts, including one outside Bethel NY called the Woodstock Festival. Decades later Creedence songwriter/ producer/ […]