The Kinks: Welcome Back to America
Episode date - February 23, 2018
At the dawn of the seventies, things had changed quite drastically for the Kinks. The band’s personnel changed significantly, with a new bass player and an added keyboardist.
Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (Part 2)
Album #66 - June 1969
Episode date - February 21, 2018
This program features part two of Captain Beefheart’s fractured masterpiece, “Trout Mask Replica”.
Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (Part 1)
Album #66 - June 1969
Episode date - February 14, 2018
First of all, I’m certain that Don Van Vliet would not (necessarily) have approved, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to be stoned for your first listen.
Album #65 - June 1969
Episode date - February 10, 2018
First of all, I will argue until I am blue that “Philosophy of the World” is not a bad album. It is hopelessly naïve, musically clueless and painfully out of touch with reality.
The Kinks: After Arthur
Episode date - February 2, 2018
After suffering – and surviving - a lengthy spurt of outright ignorance by the press and the public, the Kinks started to emerge as a band of survivors.
Elvis Presley: From Elvis in Memphis
Album #74 - June 1969
Episode date - January 31, 2018
It may not be obvious today, but in 1969, trying to salvage Elvis Presley’s career as a respectably valid musician was a loser’s game.
The Meters - The Meters
Album #64 - May 1969
Episode date - January 24, 2018
The world didn’t necessarily need a band to fill the space between James Brown and the MG’s, but the Meters decided to do it anyway, and a lot us are very glad that they did.
The Kinks: Arthur (Part 1)
Episode date - January 26, 2018
“Arthur” signified a distinct change for the Kinks. Stylistically, not too much about the album is different.
The Kinks: The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Part 2)
Episode date - January 19, 2018
Every now and then, our show format causes a bit of redundancy in what we cover.
Neil Young: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Album #73 - May 1969
Episode date - January 17, 2018
Neil Young was quick to start his solo career after the demise of Buffalo Springfield, but his first album was something of a misstep.