George Harrison – The Concert For Bangladesh

Ex-Beatle recruits Rock Royalty for good cause The 1960’s was a decadent, extremely hedonistic decade, where to be young was everything, and people all around the world were beginning to connect through the power of popular culture, just as many teenagers had done in the ‘50s, thanks to the advent of rock ‘n’ roll and… Read More George Harrison – The Concert For Bangladesh

The Beatles – Past Masters Volumes One & Two

Flawless collection of Beatles rarities, all in the one convenient package In the 1980’s, once EMI had reissued the original Beatles albums on CD, the question remained as to what to do with all the remaining tracks that were released separately as singles. The solution was as obvious as it was simple: compile all their… Read More The Beatles – Past Masters Volumes One & Two

Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles reinvent themselves and popular culture in the process When the Beatles released their long-awaited follow-up to Revolver, it was almost as if suddenly the band had gone from black and white to full-blown Technicolor, thanks to the cover, one of the most iconic of its time, or any time (and one which would… Read More Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy

Lennon re-emerges from middle-age retirement Out of all the ex-Beatles, it was John Lennon who seemed to garner the most attention, and for good reason. Lennon was one of the most cultural and political figures the Pop world has ever known. The moment he stated in 1966 that “We’re more popular than Jesus right now”… Read More John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy

The Beatles – Live At The Hollywood Bowl

The Fab Four raise fan worship to new heights on historical live recordings In June 1965, The Beatles began a two-week tour of France, Spain, and Italy, where they played fifteen shows in just eight days (eight days a week indeed). It was a tour which, while not exactly disastrous, hadn’t been properly planned much… Read More The Beatles – Live At The Hollywood Bowl

John Lennon – Walls And Bridges

Lennon’s legendary lost weekend summed up on one LP As a songwriter, John Lennon penned some of the most iconic and anthemic tunes of the 20th Century. Songs such as “All You Need Is Love,” “I Am The Walrus,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” and “Strawberry Fields” remain pristine examples of his genius. Even… Read More John Lennon – Walls And Bridges

George Harrison – Living In The Material World

After the glorious, transcendent high of All Things Must Pass, George Harrison’s follow up, 1973’s Living In The Material World was something of a let down. The album was essentially a collection of songs concerned with the reward of enlightenment and the spiritual insolvency that comes with materialism. Harrison himself described the difference in approach… Read More George Harrison – Living In The Material World

The Kinks – Something Else By The Kinks

In 1967, with The Beatles hanging out in Strawberry Fields, The Small Faces getting high in Itchycoo Park, and The Rolling Stones 2000 Light Years From Home, The Kinks’ Ray Davies was busy waxing poetically on the virtues of drinking ice cold beer, having a nice cuppa, and watching sunsets. Davies was, without a doubt, an extremely… Read More The Kinks – Something Else By The Kinks