Two Pop Masterpieces Turn 50 Today : Pet Sounds & Blonde on Blonde

Both recordings were released on May 16, 1966, fifty years ago today.  One a ground breaking aural masterpiece which broke the mold of what a rock band might aspire toward with album length work; the other an impressive combination of roots rock and Shakespearian imagery.  Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds inspired The Beatles and countless other … Continue reading Two Pop Masterpieces Turn 50 Today : Pet Sounds & Blonde on Blonde

Bob Dylan’s Amazing Multimedia Late Career Work

Until recently it could have been argued that Bob Dylan peaked in the Sixties.  The series of albums he released from 1962-1966 stands as one of the greatest achievements in American music.  Then he confused his fans and critics with his next few recordings, the frustration climaxing with the release of Self-Portrait in 1970.  It … Continue reading Bob Dylan’s Amazing Multimedia Late Career Work