Manassas – Pieces

Following the bitter breakup of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Stephen Stills released two solo records before forming Manassas, another super group of sorts, in 1971 with Chris Hillman, of The Flying Burrito Brothers. Joining them were Al Perkins (guitar), Fuzzy Samuels (bass), Paul Harris (keyboards), Joe Lala (percussion) and Dallas Taylor, who had played… Read More Manassas – Pieces

Men at Work – Business As Usual

When Men at Work released their debut Business As Usual in 1981, I’m sure that international stardom was one of the last things they expected. Naturally every artist longs for recognition of their talents, however what this quirky, down to earth quintet must have least predicted was the sheer scale of their popularity around the… Read More Men at Work – Business As Usual

David Crosby – It's All Coming Back To Me Now

When this album was released in 1994, the modern record industry must have collectively scratched their heads and wondered why bother. Wherefore would anyone care about some ancient Hippie fossil from the golden age of rock music, playing with a group of other aging fossils? Well I can explain to them why, and that is… Read More David Crosby – It's All Coming Back To Me Now

The Black Crowes – By Your Side

When guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Johnny Colt departed from The Black Crowes in 1997, it would seem that the band had finally run its natural course. Though still a popular live act, the group’s commercial appeal had been in decline for some time. 1994’s Amorica and its follow-up Three Snakes and One Charm, issued… Read More The Black Crowes – By Your Side

The Doors – Essential Rarities

Many years ago, in what seems like another lifetime, I bought a copy of The Doors: The Complete Studio Recordings, a glorious box set containing each studio album they released with Jim Morrison in replica LP packaging along with exceptional remastering. It also included a bonus album, Essential Rarities, which is basically a compilation of… Read More The Doors – Essential Rarities