Two blues-rock groups from very different sets of the world are being anthologized on vinyl this summer, with UMe planning an LP box for Humble Pie and Rhino readying a collection of ZZ Top's early work. Hailing from Essex, England, Humble Pie were one of rock's first true supergroups, bringing together members of The Small Faces (lead vocalist Steve Marriott), The Herd (lead guitarist Peter Frampton) and Spooky Tooth (bassist Greg Ridley), with a preternaturally talented 17-year-old drummer,
The fall is almost upon us - which means some of the most exciting release weeks of the year are just around the corner! We hope you've checked out Ted's farewell to the sounds of summer, because we're kicking off September right here with a new release from Second Disc Records - as well as goodies from The Doors, Eydie Gorme, Micky Dolenz, Peter Frampton, Pugwash, and many more! To our U.S. readers, we wish you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend filled with great new (and old)
Welcome to New Release Friday and this week's Release Round-Up! Faces, You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (1970-1975) (Rhino) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. Vinyl: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. This long-awaited 5-CD box set includes Faces' First Step (1970), Long Player (1971), A Nod Is as Good as a Wink...to a Blind Horse (1971), and Ooh La La (1973), and adds never-before-released bonus tracks to each album. The set is topped off with a bonus disc containing non-LP selections.
Following the label's deluxe, expanded box set edition of Humble Pie's legendary Rockin' the Fillmore, Peter Frampton is returning to Omnivore Recordings - this time as a solo artist. Frampton is coming alive once again via remastered reissues of 1986's Premonition, 1989's When All the Pieces Fit, and 2003's Now. All three titles are due from Omnivore between August 28 and September 11. Premonition returned Frampton to the Billboard charts and the airwaves after the disappointment of his
Today, 105 Second Avenue in New York City looks inconspicuous enough, housing a branch of a savings bank. But for just over three years, between March 1968 and June 1971, that address was home to Bill Graham’s Fillmore East. The grandiose 2,830-capacity venue built in 1925 as a Yiddish theatre was sadly demolished around 1996, having survived transformations into The New Fillmore East and the landmark gay disco The Saint. Though the building no longer exists, with the bank occupying its
On its surface, it seems kind of crazy to make a compilation of tunes from A&M Records. There are plenty of labels with clearer narrative arcs: Columbia was a hotbed for melodic singer-songwriters in the '60s and '70s, from Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel to Springsteen and Billy Joel. Burgeoning soul fans started with Motown and graduated to Stax or Atlantic, depending on their region. ZTT was the place for avant-garde dance-pop/rock in the '80s, much like Elektra was the source for dreamy