When Bad Album Covers Happen to Good Albums (Part 1)

Sure, finding bad album covers is easy to do – whole books and websites have been devoted to the failed and unintentionally humorous in album cover art. Yet, usually in those examples the music is just as bad as the cover.  What’s more interesting to me is when bad album covers happen to good albums….

Similar Ingredients [#9] – The Rolling Stones / The Black Crowes

(It’s been a long time since I’ve done a “Similar Ingredients” post, but I’ve been listening to “Appaloosa” lately and couldn’t place what song it reminded me of, until I heard “Wild Horses” in a store and it was an “Aha!” moment) The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses” and The Black Crowes’ “Appaloosa” share more than…

The Disco Days (Daze?) of Rock

The other day, I stumbled upon an online article (including video clips) about a 1974 German TV appearance by rootsy rock band Dr. Hook. Dr. Hook is/was primarily known for their single “The Cover of the Rolling Stone” and their collaborations with sometime-children’s author Shel Silverstein.  In the early 70’s Dr. Hook seemed a pretty…