Filled With Sound

Blogged by Mike Greenblatt

Animals in a box and in a book

Eric Burdon and The Animals vintage publicity photo

Finally! A boxed set that soulfully captures the young Eric Burdon, lead singer of The Animals, at his hungry best, a rugged blues shouter as valid and true to the music as anyone at the time. Plus, this Animals Tracks book, although flawed, is fascinating.

North Americana: Big Star, Monkeyjunk and Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish

Two great bands and one hot mama: Big Star may have broken up 38 years ago but interest is at an all-time high. Monkeyjunk takes its name from a Son House quote so you know where that band is coming from! And Samantha Fish? Well, all it takes is one listen … or one look.

Genre hopping with Rock Hall artists on down to teen band A.D.D.

Cyril Nevile FI

Sting previews his upcoming Broadway musical on new CD. Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan feels right at home in Austin, Texas. Saxophonist Kenny Garrett releases the jazz album of the year. Longtime Detroit guitarist Howard Glazer and New Orleans Legend Cyril Neville have the blues. Pennsylvania rock’n’roll band A.D.D. has learned its lessons well…and its rhythm section is only 15!