The Great Underrated: Eric Clapton in the ‘00s
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This month, 43 years ago, on October 10, 1979, Fleetwood Mac would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The same day, Tom Bradley, the mayor of Los Angeles declared it “Fleetwood Mac Day.” Two days later, the anticipated follow-up to the band’s album Rumors was released. It was called Tusk.
In honor of the fabled studio outtake "Paris Blues," being released this November as the title cover track to a new compilation (on vinyl for Record Store Day's Black Friday event on November 25) we sit down to discuss other mythic tracks by the band - as covers...
A strident collection of confident, mostly bluesy material, the Doors’ album L.A. Woman sounded like the work of a band with a difficult road behind them and a long road ahead. The reality, though, was quite different. Front man Jim Morrison’s substantial alcohol intake was taking its toll on his health and creativity, not to mention his relationships with his band mates.
Since his shocking, untimely death in 2016, David Bowie’s life’s work has largely been reviewed, dissected, reappraised, reissued, and re-appreciated by his audience. This is mostly true of his acknowledged classic material and the artifacts (live and otherwise) taken from those periods.