DVD Review: The Rolling Stones “Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965”

By Mike Finkelstein As the Rolling Stones cruise into their 50th Anniversary annum, one can’t help but marvel at their longevity.   Rock ‘n roll has always been a business that chewed its members up just to spit them out.  From the very beginning, people have routinely died young in this line of work.   The Rolling… Read More DVD Review: The Rolling Stones “Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965”

Short Takes: LP Reissues from the Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters

Two Marvelous Double LPs in Vinyl from Eagle Rock Entertainment (With CDs tucked in each three-panel sleeve for the disadvantaged) By Brian Arsenault Last check, the Rolling Stones are still a very fine rock ‘n’ roll band but they aren’t what they were in 1978. Who is? And they can’t play any more with Muddy.… Read More Short Takes: LP Reissues from the Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters

Record Review: The Jeff Beck Group (Vinyl Reissue from 1972)

 Jeff Beck Group Jeff Beck Group (Audio Fidelity in Vinyl)  by Brian Arsenault Rod (“Where’s my next blond?”) Stewart was gone.  Ronnie (“I’ll be a Face of the Stones someday”) Woods was gone.  The bluesier Bob Tench was brought in to sing and the late Cozy Powell showed why he was maybe the best of… Read More Record Review: The Jeff Beck Group (Vinyl Reissue from 1972)

Live Rock: Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat at the Greek Theatre

By Mike Finkelstein On a surprisingly cold night for early September, Sheryl Crow and her band rolled through the Greek Theater last weekend and gave the capacity crowd a classic demonstration of the old adage, “The show must go on.”   As the program began, Crow — wearing sparkling shorts that showcased her very toned… Read More Live Rock: Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat at the Greek Theatre