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 […]

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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 […]

Queen- Live at the Rainbow ’74- Brian May, Roger Taylor

When a young London quartet called Queen headlined the venerable Rainbow Theater there in 1974, recording the performance on audio and film was a daunting task, both technologically and financially. Live recording was much more art than science then, with no do-overs, no digital tricks, nowhere to hide. ( L-R Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Brian […]

Bryan Adams- Touch the Hand- Vancouver 3-92

Backtrack with Bryan Adams and his band to rehearsal March 1992 at Little Mountain Sound studio in Vancouver B.C. for their In the Studio performance of “Touch the Hand”, absolutely live. –Redbeard ( L-R Redbeard, Bryan, SiriusXM’s Kurt Gilchrist )

Blind Faith- Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood

Two titans of rock’s last half century, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, join me In the Studio to explore the days surrounding  the brief  Blind Faith . Until recently the two friends chose not to talk much about the short-lived Blind Faith experience. Maybe it was the fact that the media hype of what Time […]

Boz Scaggs-High Sierra-Dallas May 1997

Let this gorgeous, soothing song by Boz Scaggs, which accurately captures the beauty, majesty, and mystery of the “High Sierra” Nevada mountains of  California, serve as both tribute to and prayer for the hundreds of firefighters who are battling record wildfires in record drought conditions all over that state, Oregon, and Washington. –Redbeard