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Steak to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

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If Steak hasn't been a part of your world, Indispensable Music is about to rectify that. Members of the "Not-the-Greatest but Really Solid in Its Own way" Generation (X), Steak was and is composed of some cool guys who are a really good time and play some damn good songs.

Ode to a High Flying Bird

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Combing through some year-end tribute lists, I discovered something about Charlie Watts I hadn't known before. Not only was he one of the greatest rock drummers of all time, but he was also a graphic artist before he hooked up with the Stones. In 1965 he published Ode to a High Flying Bird, a children's book celebrating the life of the "Bird" himself, Charlie Parker.

The Stars Come Out for George Harrison Tribute Video

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Earlier this year, Capitol Records issued a deluxe 50th Anniversary edition of George Harrison's seminal All Things Must Pass. Today a video paying homage to the record's best known tune, "My Sweet Lord," was released.

Major Labels Exacerbate Vinyl Shortage

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With other goods experiencing supply and demand issues, it would be easy to assume that the shortage of vinyl to press LPs would naturally be part of the pandemic-related shortages consumers are currently experiencing. In fact, the shortage has existed pre-Covid.



Count Me In Review

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“Count Me In” is a Netflix documentary made for and by fans of American and British rock music. With interviews from multi-generations of drummers, live footage, and examinations of a handful of greats like Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, John Bonham, Charlie Watts, and Roger Taylor (Queen), it lacks the depth of a serious exploration of the “connection” it purports to celebrate. No mention of Neal Peart and not a word about Frank Zappa’s many musical incarnations that featured some serious drummers.