The Kinks

Kudos to Graham Nash for pushing Tim up in the mix on the incendiary CSNY 1974 (2014) archival live collection wherein Tim's
Controversy, dispute, and rock 'n' roll are siblings, and I accept that. However I must stand up for my woefully neglected bass brethren, some of whom no longer lay down the groove on this mortal coil.
Unlike the baroque trappings of their 1968 Odessey & Oracle masterpiece, Still Got That Hunger harkens back to the early days of a young, hungry St. Albans, Hertfordshire ensemble who submerged themselves in American music.
They weren't in movies. They were inspired by movies. Perhaps by a specific film. Perhaps by a star. Or perhaps simply by the entire magical filmic experience. It's a broad definition. Here are fifteen really good songs, covering fifty years of pop music.
Debra Fine: Nobody told me how difficult it was to do these things, so we closed on money, we were off and running and putting out products and they were doing well and then the whole CD-ROM market went from $49 for a CD-ROM to about 10 cents.
From the Baby Boomers who experienced the British Invasion firsthand to the scores of alienated youth who found salvation in the sounds of Robert Smith's Fender Jazzmaster -- some of us owe our lives, for better or worse, to British rock guitar.
Studio musicians often augmented existing groups or replaced them entirely during recordings. When fans saw their favorite rock groups miming to their records on TV, they didn't know that often the performers hadn't played on them.
Famed British rock band The Kinks may be set for a reunion. "I'd say the odds of that happening are 50/50," Dave told the
Sid Bernstein was the man responsible for bringing the Beatles to America, which could be enough for several past and present lives. Add to that the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Manfred Mann, and the Dave Clark Five -- pretty much the entire British Invasion.
"Sequester" sounds significantly sexier than it is. As in, "Sequester"? I don't even know 'er. See, I was right.
I think that when I was a kid and was first trying to write music, I would sit at a really nice piano and write what I thought of as classical pieces, although they weren't really. They were instrumental.
I couldn't fit all the bands that I wanted to on that original list and I'm not going to change it now. But I do want to acknowledge a band that deserves way more attention and respect for their creative consistency, originality and quantity of unforgettable songs and remarkable lyrics.
Five years after the "Golden Age of Vinyl" came to a close, the MTV invasion established the dominance of the music video. A few years later came CDs, with their tiny art and microscopic liner notes. The generation of great art representing great music was over.
Rachael Sage's latest video for "Invisible Light" features the award-winning, NYC-based songstress performing on both piano and guitar at her favorite recording studio, The Carriage House.
Driving home to "Lawn Guyland" the day after graduating from Bucknell U. in Lewisburg, PA and blasting progressive rock station WNEW on the radio, I was struck by one of those other-worldly, pull-over-to-the curb musical moments.
Tax Day is less than a week away, which means if you still haven't filed your income tax forms, it's crunch time! But don't
Here Fred Greene goes into Martin's new John Mayer Signature Guitar and explains what it is that separates it from all others.
Traditional authors aren't the only ones capable of breathing life into sophisticated, relateable characters. Though story
Our pop treasures are still an essential part of who we are, so when we sit on that park bench we can remember them in all their detailed glory -- without CDs, iTunes or iPods.