Ira Kantor’s Vinyl Confessions: Don’t Forget Me – Glass Tiger’s Roaring Debut

In less than a decade’s time, the phrase “Take my breath away” made three separate musical acts pop luminaries in the states, albeit for microcosmic moments. In 1979, teen mainstay...

Ira Kantor’s Vinyl Confessions: Driven To Sniff ‘n’ the Tears

Photos Courtesy of Paul Roberts Their lone U.S. hit begins simply enough until nine seconds in — a few acoustic guitar strums and then POW, the musical gas is punched...

Ira Kantor’s Vinyl Confessions: Snake Eyes, Seventh Heaven ~ The Alan Parsons Project ‘The...

Photo Courtesy of Lenny Zakatek The Alan Parsons Project The Turn Of A Friendly Card In 1980, the Alan Parsons Project opted to make gambling the core concept of its fifth album....

Ira Kantor’s Vinyl Confessions: One-Take Wonders – The Knack’s Supposed Sophomore Jinx

Photos courtesy of Prescott Niles  Their journey has been depicted as both a Cinderella story and one of music’s most epic fails. Yet there can be no denying that for (at...

Ira Kantor’s Vinyl Confessions: The Sweetest Victory (“No Pain!”)

“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa I don’t want to be a statistic. That’s...

Ira Kantor’s Vinyl Confessions: The Lovable Sweetness of Lime

Photo Courtesy of Denyse Le Page Disco supposedly bit the dust on July 12, 1979. The venue was Comiskey Park in Chicago where, during a White Sox-Tigers battle royale, a dumpster full...

Ira Kantor’s Vinyl Confessions: Exile On Easy Street

Photo Courtesy of Exile In 1978, the Gibb brothers and younger sibling Andy engaged in a six-month-long ping-pong-like domination over the Billboard Hot 100, volleying one iconic hit to fans...

Ira Kantor’s Vinyl Confessions: Sad-Eyed Sinatra ~ Rickie Lee Jones’ ‘Pirates’ Looks At 40

Select photos courtesy of Michael Halsband When Rickie Lee Jones set about making the follow-up to her smashing success of a debut album, she could have easily coasted with an...

Ira Kantor’s Vinyl Confessions: “Could You Tell Me How To Get To Carnegie Hall,...

Photos courtesy of Annie Haslam, Michael Dakota and William James Throughout the decades, Carnegie Hall has been a benchmark of both cultural history and performance virtuosity. Artists and bands spanning...

Ira Kantor’s Vinyl Confessions: “Come On, You Little Fighter” — Supertramp’s ‘Famous’ Followup

Band Photos Courtesy of John Helliwell Regardless of its commercial stature, Supertramp is one those unique rock bands that never seemed to get a break – enduring its fair share of...