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The debut of the first Dire Straits album is indelibly etched in my memory as the "alternative to the alternative" that Autumn 1978. While the likes of the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and Elvis Costello stole the headlines away from rock's Establishment…
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William Martin Billy Joel has sold more albums in the U.S. than any pop/rock singer except for Elvis Presley. Superstar musicians in that rarified league ( and many more only pretenders to it ) always surround themselves with gaggles of managers,…
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Back when deejays on FM rock stations still chose the songs that you heard on the radio, before pre-scheduled computerized playlists, it wass not possible to accurately quantify exactly how many times a particular song or album was getting airplay…
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Styx here live in blues legend Willie Dixon's recording studio at 2120 Michigan Avenue, the site of the original Chess Records, back in 2004 laying down a soul-infused reading of Tommy Shaw's working class musical manifesto "Blue Collar Man".…
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Forty years ago, the sweltering Summer 1978, the band Boston was a major player in a drama playing out in Memphis TN. The band's debut Boston two years earlier had by August sold seven million copies on its way to becoming the top selling…
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I have long suffered from chronic foot in mouth disease. You know, that person with unbridled enthusiasm in social situations who just does not know quite what to say, so invariably says the wrong thing. Case in point: the first time that I…
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This was my second interview with Parsons, the producer/engineer/electronic composer, the first occurring a decade earlier and specifically focused on the Alan Parson Project's breakthrough 1977 album I Robot, their second . This time we would cover the three million-sellers that followed between 1978 and 1982, Pyramid, The Turn of a Friendly Card, and Eye in the Sky. Parsons was at the time releasing the album A Valid Path, the summation of a divorce, a move from his native England to Southern California, remarrying, & building his own recording studio, where this interview was done.
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Happy new year from Cheap Trick!
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In 1978 a film was made about "Sgt Pepper's..."On paper the concept couldn't possibly miss, but as Peter Frampton reveals here In the Studio, it was all lipstick on a pig.
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With the release of the album Darkness on the Edge of Town in 1978, Bruce Springsteen went from the Cinemascope sweep of Born to Run three years earlier to the Rock Generation's defacto Secretary of Labor.