Archive for November, 2006

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Although suffering from poor health in the spring of 1970, Howlin’ Wolf agreed to travel to Europe to record with the who’s who if British rock royalty; namely the Stones rhythm section (Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman), Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood. Produced by Norman Dayronthe, the sessions capture an interesting snapshot of a blues […]

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

1998’s Grammy award winning, genre classic, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is Lucinda Williams opus — it’s her absolute masterpiece. These meticulously crafted sad, southern stories and instrumentation ultimately took three different cities, and three different producers, to get right. Beginning in Austin, then moving the recordings to Nashville with Steve Earle helming the […]

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

A decade into her career, Chan Marshall’s alter-ego, Cat Power has amassed a level of mystery, speculation and gossip befitting an indie-sized Madonna. Publicly long portrayed as a shy and somewhat neurotic chanteuse, Cat Power has at times both rejected and embraced the praise and adulation of her fans and critics alike. Uncomfortable with the […]

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

A number of readers have requested additional tracks off The Zabriskie Point Sessions, so here is another excerpt from the cream of the crop. Per the comments in the original post, yes, the sparse piano track later became “Us And Them” found on 1973s Dark Side of The Moon. **Part one of this post can […]

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

After years of speculation and anticipation, Neil Young has finally released the first artifact from his legendary archives. The six track album is culled from the March 6th & 7th, 1970 performances at Bill Graham’s famed Fillmore East. While the material itself is fantastic it does beg the question of why a complete show was […]

Monday, November 27th, 2006

When Radiohead’s Ok Computer was released, one of the finest and most appropriate appraisals was that of deeming the band the ’90s Pink Floyd. I was reminded of this recently while listening to the Floyd sessions for the soundtrack to the 1970 film Zabriskie Point. A bootleg, the disc captures the band in November and […]

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Welcome to Episode 19 of the podcast edition of The Aquarium Drunkard Show; airing live every Wednesday 2-4 p.m. PST at the Little Radio studios in downtown L.A. As requested, below is the tracklisting order for this week’s podcast. ——-Scotty – Draw Your brakes ++ The Clash – Mustapha Dance ++ The Meters – Keep […]