Days of Future Passed – The Moody Blues

Days of Future Passed – The Moody Blues

What does a music band do when it lacks critical and commercial success, is in financial debt with their record label, and whose members are leaving? They reinvent themselves with one of the earliest “concept” albums in the history of rock & roll and were able to successfully combine rock music with orchestral interludes, poetry,…

Evil Empire – Rage Against the Machine

Evil Empire – Rage Against the Machine

The Nu-metal generation of rock produced several very good bands, the likes of Limp Bizkit, Korn, and Slipknot. But in retrospect, and at the time, there was a very different air around Rage Against the Machine. RATM was revolutionary, not just in their music, but also with their incendiary lyrics, and their anti-establishment values and…

Summertime Dream – Gordon Lightfoot

Summertime Dream – Gordon Lightfoot

Music for folks who care – it is poetry with some legend & geography thrown in Gordon Lightfoot’s twelfth album, Summertime Dream was released in June 1976. By this time Lightfoot was already established as a great songwriter and had achieved success internationally on folk, country & folk-rock music charts. Summertime Dream comprises 10 songs adding to a run…