Wishbone Ash – “Blowin’ Free”

A teenage summertime love affair with a foreign exchange student was the inspiration for this song by Wishbone Ash. Though overlooked in the US, Wishbone Ash reached #3 on the UK charts with the album…Read more

Gerry Rafferty – “The Ark”

Everybody knows "Baker Street"-- even if you don't know the artist's name or the song title, you probably know that sax riff. But there's more to Gerry Rafferty than "Baker Street" (or "Stuck In The Middle",…Read more

Jeff Beck – A Retrospective

Jeff Beck was the guitar player's guitar player. Ask the great guitar players who they thought was the best, and chances are they'll name Jeff Beck. His playing was in a state of perpetual reinvention,…Read more

The Kinks – “Dead End Street”

"Dead End Street" marked a shift in Ray Davies' songwriting. His songs began to take on a more UK-specific focus. And if not political, it was at least more socially pointed, as he sings about…Read more

Television – “See No Evil”

Television came out of the CBGB's scene in New York (in fact, they were the first rock band to play the legendary club), but they never fit the "Punk" or "New Wave" label. They were…Read more
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