A look at the Iron Range roots of the art of Dylan! Bob Dylan is one the most fascinating singer songwriters in American history, whose life has been chronicled by hundreds of authors and the man himself – but David Pichaske's Song Of The North Country takes a refreshingly different approach, focusing on the regional influence on the most influential musical figures of our time – exploring how the upper midwest Minnesota upbringing plays into his art. Well worth a read! Paperback, 360 pages. Book
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Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis/Amii Stewart —
Killerfish ... CD Quartet (Spain), 1979. New Copy ...
Long before Sharknado hit the small screen, the team of Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis served up the groovy score for Killerfish – a great aquatic thriller from the later years of disco, given a very groove-heavy score by the Italian brothers! The leadoff track – "The Winner Takes All" – features English language vocals by disco diva Amii Stewart, who returns on another track as well – and these lyrical moments set a framework for the vivid instrumental numbers, which often have a style that's a bit more laidback in the groove department, but which still uses disco elements like guitar and keyboards mixed with a bit of strings. Titles include "Run Away Man", "Killer Fish", "Margaux", "Flying Into Love", "Welcome To Brasil", "Diamonds", and "Don't Ever Let Me Hear You Say Goodbye". CD
The fourth album from Roxy Music – and quite possibly their best to date! The album has the group moving strongly past the Eno years, into a tighter framework that still contains many of the darker themes of earlier records. Ferry's lead vocals are incredibly majestic – rising to heights to match the European greats of years past who were his inspiration – and the group's tight blend of reeds, guitar, and moody keyboards gives the whole album an off-kilter sense of instrumentation that really sets it apart from the pack. There's an artfulness here that's never overdone, and the whole thing comes together with a magic that's impossible to describe, but which is Roxy at their best. Titles include "Out Of The Blue", "The Thrill Of It All", "Three & Nine", "Triptych", "Casanova", and "Prairie Rose". CD