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Queen- Sheer Heart Attack- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Queen   headlining the Rainbow Theatre for the first time in late March 1974 were so impressive in concert that when they booked the same venue in November later that same year to premiere their third studio album, "Sheer Heart Attack" , the young foursome had to add a second night.

Journey- Infinity- Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Perry

With their 1978 fourth album, Infinity,  some rock writers even today  attempt to reduce the remarkable transformation by the San Francisco band Journey  as " veteran but commercially-struggling group hires world-class singer, which anybody would recognize; shortens song arrangements; and instantly becomes the biggest band in America". "Wrong," says Journey lead guitarist/songwriter/co-founder Neal Schon ."Wrong!"

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

"Days of Future Passed" Moody Blues mainstays Justin Hayward and John Lodge document the fascinating story of a true Hail Mary pass to avoid abject poverty and starvation, resulting not only in timeless hits "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Nights in White Satin" but also igniting a musical movement, Progressive Rock,

Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend- Altered Beast- 100% Fun

The news that Intervention Records was staging one to rehab  past Matthew Sweet releases was cause for considerable buzz of a healthy kind in 2018. After all we are talking about Girlfriend,  his 1991 third album which The Village Voice …

Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies

In February 1973 when Alice Cooper's sixth album "Billion Dollar Babies"  went  #1 sales, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were being hyperbolic with their predictions about video fame's impact on society. We laughed then, but as it turns out, the joke's on us...

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Best pt 2-Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Ed King

Ronnie Van Zant had a notorious reputation in Lynyrd Skynyrd's Jacksonville Florida hometown as a street fighting, straight razor-toting brawler. As undisputed band leader, Ronnie dealt out intraband discipline in a similar manner , according to lead guitarist the late Ed King here "In the Studio"...