Wednesday, August 1 2012
More than just a rock performance piece, American Pop is an engrossing drama with a pathos that burns through the animation cells in certain scenes even to this day.
Thursday, March 15 2012
Black rock musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, and Arthur Lee (Love), as well as white soul musicians in the racially integrated bands playing on recordings of singers like Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, existed during the '60s. So why is rock and soul so black and white?
Thursday, October 20 2011
Evidence of Deep Purple's pop roots found on trio of early albums.
Thursday, September 8 2011
A consummate performer live or in the studio, these re-releases serve as a bold reminder of the weight of the Rory Gallagher legacy.
Wednesday, August 24 2011
In the wake of Amy Winehouse's death, record industry types and music journalists dusted off their Rock 'n' Roll 101 handbooks, revisiting the chapter on how to report on a Young Rock Star's death. Has it been handled any differently this time around than in the past?
Friday, February 25 2011
Number 22 on the AcclaimedMusic.net list asks the musical question: “Have you ever been to Electric Ladyland?” Counterbalance’s Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn have—they file this report.
Tuesday, February 15 2011
Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time comes off as a celebrity version of American Idol.
Thursday, January 6 2011
Listening to this new set is like getting to heaven only to realize there is an even better place; it is without question the most welcome, if unexpected, musical gift of 2010.
Friday, December 10 2010
Before Jimi Hendrix, face-melting guitar solos were all too rare. Hi 1967 debut album Are You Experienced? blew the lid off the unmelted face market and rock was never the same. Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger discuss.
Thursday, November 11 2010
Forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix looms larger - and deeper - than ever within the black cultural pantheon. Even though he wasn't really 'black'.