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Wednesday, 14 September 2011 05:38

The real George Thorogood

Written by Mike Dow
Beyond 'Bad'

One of the things I have always appreciated about George Thorogood is that he has never been a bandwagon jumper. As trends in popular music evolve, George and his band, The Destroyers, have essentially remained unchanged.

When the Top 40 charts of the 80s and 90s were populated with synthesizer-driven fly-by-night pop groups, spandex-wearing "hair bands," dance-oriented Hip Hop or "soft verse/loud chorus" Nirvana-rip offs, George Thorogood kept pumping out roots-based bluesy rock that seldom varied from what his fans expected.

George and The Destroyers will bring their show to the Bangor Waterfront on Friday, Sept. 23 in support of a new album, "2120 South Michigan Avenue." That's the address of the legendary Chess Records recording studio. Thorogood's new album, a tribute to some of his heroes who recorded at Chess, wasn't originally his idea. "It was Capitol Records' idea," Thorogood told me last week. "They asked my manager, 'Would George be interested in doing a tribute album to Chess?' I said, 'On Capitol Records? Are you crazy? Of course I'd be interested in that.'"

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 05:38

Buried in the mix

Written by Mike Dow
Do you hear what I hear?

Legendary musician and producer Al Kooper reveals a hidden joke he planted in Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama." Kooper, long known as the "go to guy" among musicians, signed Skynyrd to their first major label contract and produced their first three albums.

"Right after the line, 'Well I heard Mr. Young sing about her,' if you listen real close in the left speaker, you can hear me sing in my best Neil Young imitation, 'Southern Man, better use your head...' It's nearly subliminal," writes Kooper.

Young's "Southern Man" was one of the songs that inspired "Sweet Home Alabama." Neil subtly responded to the attention in subsequent years by wearing Skynyrd T-shirts during his own concerts.

Friday, 07 October 2011 14:27

Wilco shares the love on new LP

Written by Mike Dow

'We'd go crazy trying to please all of the fans'
Glenn Kotche of Wilco

BANGOR - There is a sense of urgency within the grooves of Wilco's new album, 'The Whole Love.' This time out, the band offers 12 new Jeff Tweedy songs (16 on the deluxe version) that leave the listener with a feeling of contentment accompanied by the realization that time is short so make it count.

'The Whole Love' is Wilco's eighth studio album and was recorded in an atmosphere of total freedom and collaboration. Drummer and percussionist Glenn Kotche says every idea was explored in the studio when approaching these new songs. 'There was a sense of we know we can do all of these other things, let's just see what happens,'' Kotche said last week from his hotel room in Nashville, where Wilco had just arrived to play two shows at the Ryman Auditorium. 'When anyone had an idea, it was entertained. Nothing was really shut down.'


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