The late legendary ZZ Top manager and producer Bill Ham was an old-school former independent record promoter from Houston that could smell a hit from a thousand miles away – but he didn’t hear the band’s first and certainly most important hit back in 1973, and almost missed the breakthrough of what has become America’s […]
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The album which broke through for the Talking Heads in Summer 1978, More Songs About Buildings and Food, was followed five years later by the band’s biggest seller Speaking in Tongues. Hall of Famers David Byrne and Jerry Harrison do the honors of documenting the early days of art school in Rhode Island, the CBGB seminal New […]
After several alarming live tv meltdowns exposed widespread lip-synching to recorded tracks, there was a debate raging among rock cognoscenti twenty years ago about whether the majority of Nineties acts who were selling on the charts could actually PLAY or not. So it was a real pleasure to witness Soul Asylum tee one up live […]
The story of Collective Soul emerged a little more than twenty-five years ago from the basement of Stockbridge Georgia songwriter Ed Roland‘s parent’s basement. It is not the first time that a song demo such as “Shine” was recorded at home by an aspiring songwriter, only to escape and then find itself in search of […]
The first decade of Jethro Tull‘s half century which we explored here last week, occupying that musical territory only big enough for itself, where ancient-sounding heath-covered acoustic numbers combined with sprawling progressive rock, fitting neatly with the debut This Was to Heavy Horses ten years later. Jethro Tull and its singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian […]
We all know how powerful first impressions are. So regardless of the thirty years that it has been since we first met for a live Q102 Dallas/ Ft.Worth radio interview on the occasion of the release of her debut Melissa Etheridge in May 1988, the image of the diminutive singer standing across from me in […]
Even though I only attended college for three days ( that’s not a typo, days, not years or even semesters ), I got an education which served me a lifetime from the guy who roomed next to me in the freshman dorm. In those three days he introduced me to Advent speakers, Humble Pie, ZZ […]
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Redbeard rocks St Patty’s Day!
August 1993-Truly one of the greatest honors I have ever received was to have James Taylor sing a song to me . Like millions of others , I came of age at the time that James debuted on U.S.radio with the stunning “Fire and Rain” in 1970, but this gem from the earliest JT canon actually pre-dates his breakthrough by about 18 months .