This thrilling early set from the Yardbirds boasts spectacular guitar playing by two guitar legends (Clapton and Page). Whether tearing up the center of the rollicking "Choker" or stumbling across the terrifically muddy "Draggin 'My Tail", the 'birds find the middle ground between the blues and garage rock and revel in it. Some of the material here is so gritty and dirty it would sound at home among the riotous Nuggets-worshippers on the Sundazed label. Longtime fans will enjoy London Time, Vol. 2 as a historical document, but newcomers skeptical of Clapton and Page's classic rock pedigree will be surprised and charmed by their ragged beginnings.
By Neal Pollack on 04.22.11 in Reviews
I honestly don't know how Domingo stacks up in the history of operatic tenors, but it's so rare that actual music comes down the pike in Soundtracks/Other that this album sounds like the voice of heaven itself....
By Ann Powers on 04.22.11 in Reviews
If you like your classic rock raw, you'll dig this pub-dirty recording by one of the great supergroups of the '60s. Ravers like "A Certain Girl" and "I Wish You Would" get nasty workups in an...
By Kevin Whitehead on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The great alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist and flutist on one of his best-ever outings, from 1963, with, among others, bassist Richard Davis, vibist Bobby Hutcherson and Clifford Jordan and Sonny Simmons on saxes.
By John Morthland on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Admittedly, this catches Tina near her artistic peak. But everything else about this late-'60s/early-'70s set belongs to then-husband Ike Turner, a transcendent electric guitar pioneer and savvy producer/arranger...