- Music Reviews
- October 16, 2017
The Roots of Popular Music: The Ralph J. Peer Story (Sony Music). Review by James Mann.
Doyle Bramhall II gives Clearwater the blues, and Michelle Wilson loved it!
Doyle Bramhall II flat tore it up in Melbourne, and Michelle Wilson was there!
Cashing in on the current classic albums craze, Styx returned to Melbourne, Florida to recreate two best-selling records in one hit-filled evening that had Chris Long enthralled.
Glenn Povey brings more facts about Pink Floyd than Carl F Gauze thinks you can shake a brick at.
William Weikart, the mastermind behind the band Obscured by Clouds, is one literate and surprising person. Tim Wardyn unveils Weikart’s impressive cast of influences (including Chris Cornell and Baroque music), how ex-girlfriends contributed to one of the best songs on their album Psycheclectic, and how his bandmate Thee Slayer Hippy got his name.
The guitar is the iconic symbol of rock music’s sex, rebellion, and power. Pink Floyd: The Black Strat is a new book about one of Dave Gilmour’s primary instruments — his black Stratocaster. S D Green explores whether the book conjures any of the instrument’s magic by uncovering its underpinnings.
Live in Gdansk (EMI). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Psycheclectic (In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Brit-pop smash Starsailor is working on a foothold in America. Chris Catania sat down with James Walsh to find out about breaking in a new country, Bright Eyes and why American crowds giggle during “Alcoholic.”
What Big Teeth You Have (Southern). Review by Stein Haukland.