Entries by Red Beard

Journey- Infinity at 40- Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie 1-22

This is a legendary Hall of Fame band, Journey, with an All-American story of struggle,  perserverance and flat out hard work. Their breakthrough album forty years ago, Infinity,  came after three attempts failed to gain a toehold on US radio. Journey co-founders Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon, both ex-Santana members from the San Francisco Bay Area, […]

Peter Gabriel- Us 25th Anniversary- pt 1

“I’m pleased that it’s now getting better regarded with hindsight,” Peter Gabriel admits about his Autumn 1992 sixth studio album, Us . “I think it had some of my best songs on it.” No argument here: Us  subjects, like the deep funky grooves,  are all killer and no filler, from the pleading divorced parent to his regressing […]

Phil Collins- Easy Lover- live Birmingham UK 1994

Phil Collins performed his song “Easy Lover”, originally a hit duet with Earth, Wind, and Fire singer Philip Bailey, in Birmingham England in 1994 on the European leg of his massive two-year 100+ show tour. Multi-talented bass player Nathan East provided the falsetto harmonies, all recorded by “Cubby” and In the Studio  alumnus sound engineer […]


Doors- Strange Days 50th Anniversary

The Doors knew it then in 1967, and boy do we know it today fifty years later, too. Strange Days  was released barely nine months after The Doors’  debut opened up a meteoric new star in the rock galaxy, and if anything the tune stack is even more satisfying: “You’re Lost Little Girl”, “Love Me […]