In which one of country’s underappreciated singers gets some love from Rolling Stone, Jack White, and me. Jack White, my generation’s musical North Star, has introduced me (and countless others) to Loretta Lynn by championing her throughout his career. First, his cover (with The White Stripes) of her “Rated X” was spot on and of … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #485: Loretta Lynn – All Time Greatest Hits (2002)
As summer winds down and the sunset keeps getting earlier and earlier (uggh), the music scene gives us plenty to look forward to. Here are a few shows I have highlighted to catch in the next few months – hope to see you there! September 18th – Modest Mouse – Outlaw Field (Botanical Gardens) Isaac … Continue reading Boise & Treasure Valley Fall (Autumn?) 2019 Concert Preview
This is vintage soul with magnificent electric guitar solos – yes please. The opening “Maggot Brain” has a 30-second spoken word intro that dissolves into some mellow arpeggio guitar that continues to loop under what becomes some out of this world, Hendriz-esque guitar noodling from Eddie Hazel. This is the sound of a guitar not … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #486: Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (1971)
Is it way too long? Probably. But the Pumpkins third effort sure has its moments of greatness. Any album that has 28 tracks and runs well over two hours is likely to be in need of some trimming, and I would argue this is no exception. However, instead of focusing on the weaker songs of … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #487: The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)
John Kunk – Rough Start - 10 tracks / 45 minutes: Scheduled release October 11th, 2019 Many in the Treasure Valley are already aware of John Kunk and his brand of Delta Blues guitar work. In addition to regularly appearing around downtown Boise as a solo artist, he also dropped a four-song EP with his … Continue reading Upcoming Album Preview: John Kunk – Rough Start
AKA the shortest post in In My Room history This one will be short and sweet, folks. As I go through the Top 500 list, there certainly will be plenty of records that just won’t appeal to me, but at least I am becoming more well-rounded and civilized with each edition. This is some polished … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #488: D’Angelo – Voodoo (2000)
I humbly declare August 2nd, 2019 to be National Rock out to Tool Day. Or, The Day Tool Broke iTunes. Folks, this is a B.F.D. Growing up, I was just as big a music nerd as I am today, but those were a simpler times. I had CDs, hundreds of them, and I had them … Continue reading Tool. Is. Back.