Queen | A Night At The Opera – Classic Commentary

In and around the mid 70s, there was a cluster of different styles and temperaments stirring around in the pop music kettle. With progressive, glam and hard rock all...

Robin Trower | Bridge of Sighs – Classic Commentary

Bridge Of Sighs, the 1974 masterpiece by British guitarist Robin Trower, stands as a timeless statement to the power and allure of blues-infused rock. Trower, who previously played guitar...

The Doors | The Doors – Classic Commentary

As debut albums go, The Doors packed a punch that still reverberates to this very day. Jim Morrison was young and hungry, ready to take a big bite out of the...

Bruce Springsteen | Born To Run – Classic Commentary

Born To Run is the album that put Bruce Springsteen on the cover of both Newsweek and Time. It is a timeless snapshot of Americana — all sweaty, high energy, tuned...

Led Zeppelin DVD – Classic Commentary

What made Led Zeppelin and a few other bands from their era so unique and special? Well, for one, it was their mystique. Aside from their albums, concerts, and...

Cheap Trick | At Budokan – Classic Commentary

In 1978, if you wanted a copy of Cheap Trick's At Budokan, you had to plop down $11.99 for the Japanese import. Epic, in their infinite wisdom, eventually released the...

Deep Purple | Machine Head – Classic Commentary

Deep Purple's Machine Head was not made under favorable circumstances. The band was originally scheduled to begin recording at The Casino in Montreux, Switzerland, but, in their own words, "some stupid...

The Band | The Last Waltz – Classic Commentary

Considered by many to be the greatest rock film of all time, The Last Waltz is the last word on the Band's final concert that took place on Thanksgiving...

The Who | Who’s Next – Classic Commentary

At the beginning of the 70s, the impact of Tommy weighed heavily on Pete Townshend's shoulders. How on earth would he and the Who top such a successful and...

Jethro Tull | Aqualung – Classic Commentary

In a previous write-up on Jethro Tull's Aqualung, I boldly proclaimed that the album, released in 1971, had ingrained itself into the rock stratum forever. On its 40 anniversary,...