Street poet, dissonant godfather of punk, amphetamine-fueled deviant, humanitarian, ground-breaking musician and a unique and on-going influence to generations of musicians, Lou Reed was all this and more.
The Sept. 5 edition of Greasy Tracks featured the music of Otis Redding and an interview with author Mark Ribowsky who discussed the recently published bio Dreams To Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and The Transformation of Southern Soul (Liveright).
Devo got a chance to catch up with accordionist Blake Miller and bassist Eric Frey of the Lafayette, La.-based band The Revelers following their recent performance at The Green River Festival in Greenfield, Mass.
Three musicians who played on the Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s debut album in 1965 appeared on the May 23 edition of Greasy Tracks as part of a tribute to the group’s recent induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Steeped in blues, country, gospel and rock and roll, southern soul music has long been linked with a handful of studios in Memphis, Tenn., and Muscle Shoals, Ala, but toss in the crack writing teams and players in Nashville along “Music Row” and you’ve got the “country-soul triangle.”
Mention Jerry Garcia and most people immediately think of the Grateful Dead as the late guitarist was considered the focal point of the legendary pioneering psychedelic rock band, renowned as much for their music as they were the circus-like atmosphere of their annual tours.
Long recognized as one of the iconic instruments to make a profound impact in rock, soul, jazz, country and electric blues music, the unique look and sound of the Fender Telecaster remains as timeless as the classic tracks it was used to record.
Technically speaking, the original Band ceased to be following their swan song performance on Thanksgiving 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, an event that was filmed and later released as The Last Waltz.
Described by critics as “one of the coolest bands in the world,” The Grip Weedshave garnered legions of dedicated fans since their founding nearly 30 years ago and on Oct. 16, they’ll be featured prominently on the Boris & Devo Rock Show.