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Steely Dan- Can’t Buy a Thrill 45th Anniversary- Donald Fagen

When I casually run the list in my head of the most significant debut albums in rock history (The Doors, Are You Experienced, Please Please Me, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin 1, Boston, Chicago Transit Authority, Appetite for Destruction, My Generation, Never Mind the Bollocks, Mr Tambourine Man, The Ramones ) invariably I forget to include Can’t […]

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Steely Dan- Aja 40th Anniversary- Donald Fagen

“When you’re out on the stage performing, you’re in ‘show business’ ,” the late Steely Dan co-founding guitarist Walter Becker reminded us, “and Donald (Fagen) and I never wanted to be in ‘show business’ . We wanted to be musicians and play music.” Fagen asserts that, by the time of Steely Dan’s Aja release in Fall […]

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Todd Rundgren-Something Anything anniversary

(cont)…Even before the February 1972 release of Rundgren’s third solo album “Something/Anything” , Todd was being hailed by some rock critics as a wunderkind , that rare combination of left-brain creative and right-brain analytical talents …(more)

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Grand Funk Railroad-Best pt 1-Don Brewer,Mark Farner

Ironic then that this “underground radio” raw , gritty , electrified three-man army would six years later be labeled a Top 40 singles band. Grand Funk sold out New York City’s massive Shea Stadium in 48 hours – ten times faster than The Beatles …(more)

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The Doors- Who Do You Love- 1970

In Summer 1970 the double disc set Absolutely Live was the first in-concert release by The Doors.  At the time the Los Angeles-based band of (l to r) guitarist Robbie Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek,  drummer John Densmore, and singer Jim Morrison were easily one of the most successful American bands, with a string of five Top […]