Brand X was essentially a bunch of top-flight session men who got together to blow off steam, a UK version of Weather Report.
As confessions of rock decadence go, Lol Tolhust’s are fairly tame stuff.
Brett Milano approaches his subject with encyclopedic knowledge, a fan’s fervor, and the seasoned music journalist’s skill.
Given the realities of music in 2016, it’s good to see a glitter-era icon who’s still alive and kicking.
“Hey, the more Yes music being played in 2016, the better.”
The set proved that Bob Dylan remains, among many other things, one of music’s great contrarians.
John Hiatt’s voice has taken on some Tom Waits-like cragginess in recent years.
Amazingly, the group’s 50th anniversary tour features three of the original members: lead singer/guitarist Jeff Hanna, string player John McEuen, and drummer Jimmie Fadden.
“Maturity, if you’re doing it right, means caring less and less what other people think – you just are who you are.”
Lucinda Williams is one of the few songwriters who seem to realize the messiness of later life is just as loaded with song angles as the restlessness of youth.