Entries by Red Beard

Genesis- Lamb Lies Down on Broadway- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

It was mid-November 1974 when progressive rock band Genesis let livestock loose on The Great White Way with the ambitious The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway ! There are several revelations in this Genesis interview  with band members Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford specifically about the initial five Genesis studio albums including  1972′ s Foxtrot, […]

Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Inca Queen 11-86- San Francisco

There is a very good reason why no one in the sold-out Cow Palace audience in November 1986 clapped in recognition to the first beginning notes of “Inca Queen” performed by hometown heroes Neil Young and Crazy Horse: it had not been released yet, and would not be until it appeared on Life  the following […]

Queen- News of the World 40th Anniversary- Brian May 11-27

In November 1977, Queen boldly musically declared “We  Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”, and they did, they were, and amazingly they continue to be, deep into 2017 forty years on. Brian May and Roger Taylor return In the Studio for the details behind those iconic songs plus “Spread Your Wings”,”Get Down, Make […]


Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed 50th- Justin Hayward, John Lodge Interview

Heartiest congratulations to Justin, John, and Graeme for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!! On its golden anniversary, the many myths surviving the Moody Blues’ groundbreaking November 1967 second album Days of Future Passed  are variously confirmed, corrected, and embellished by my guests Justin Hayward and John Lodge here In the Studio. Among them: […]

David Gilmour- Live at Pompeii

Throughout his long illustrious career David Gilmour has often sung the thoughts and lyrical observations of others, whether interpreting a Roger Waters‘ second-person ruminations from over forty years ago on Pink Floyd‘s Wish You Were Here,  or singing a verse which wife/ lyricist Polly Samson wrote last night. “It takes thought and it takes concentration,” […]

Simon and Garfunkel- Bookends- Art Garfunkel

At least indirectly, we have the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band  in 1967 as inspiration for the Simon and Garfunkel masterpiece Bookends  the following year, according to long tall tenor Art Garfunkel here In the Studio. Certainly not in songs or sounds per se, but Art explains that Sgt Pepper…  established the album […]

Rossington Collins Band interviews by Redbeard May 1980 NYC

–Gary Rossington, Dale Krantz, Allen Collins interviews conducted by Redbeard May 1980 in a Manhattan hotel room. -Source is analog open reel transferred flat to WAV file. A little noise reduction is the only processing. -Silence gaps are open reel tape leader on master. -For DEMONSTRATION ONLY, not for production. Copyright 2017 BeardedFISCH LLC, cannot […]

J Geils Band- Full House 45th Anniversary- Peter Wolf

With the sad passing in April of namesake guitarist John “J.” Geils,  it is only fitting that we throw down a J Geils Band house party of sound comprised of  their back-to-back two most popular studio albums of the ’70s. Music writers loved this Boston-based jump blues band for several reasons, not least of which […]