Who do you love? Well, if his lengthy career as one of America’s favorite blues rockers is any indicator, the answer is George Thorogood. We’re pretty sure he’s glad to hear it, as it means he does not need to get a haircut. Or a ‘real’ job.
A versatile singer, songwriter, guitarist and record label owner, Charlie Farren found national success in the ’80s with his rock trio, Farrenheit, and in the Joe Perry Project, alongside the famed Aerosmith guitarist. Although Farren may not be a household name outside of the Boston area, he is a favorite son of New England who enjoys great regional success and a loyal fan base spanning 40 years, thanks to his ongoing musical projects.
As one of America’s staunchest defenders in musical resistance to the British Invasion of the 1960s, Gary Lewis and The Playboys racked up seven Top 10 songs on the Billboard charts between 1965 and 1966. Despite their chart success, the group tends to be dismissed as a footnote to an epic era, and that’s a shame.
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After he was a Konrad and a King Bee — but before he was Ziggy Stardust or the Thin White Duke — David Bowie and his band headed to Trident Studio to cut ‘Hunky Dory’ under the watchful ear of co-producer Ken Scott. So, what went into making an album that went on to become one of the top albums of all time? Find out from the folks who were on the front lines.
Fast Eddie Clarke came to prominence in Motörhead, but the guitarist also is known for forming Fastway, an ’80s supergroup that originally featured UFO bassist Pete Way and ex-Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley. Fastway scored a hit with the hard-rockin’ “Say What You Will.” In 2012, Clarke got the band back together (this time with vocalist and bassist Toby Jepson) to release “Eat Dog Eat,” Fastway’s first studio album since 1990. In April, Clarke released the solo LP “Make My Day (Back to Blues)” on Secret Records. One thing that’s not much of a secret? The blues’ influence on Fast Eddie. Check out the 10 albums that changed his life.