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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 2:22pm
Interview: Ted Ottaviano from Book of Love
2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Book of Love’s self-titled debut album, which makes it a perfect time to step back and reflect on the cumulative work done by the group over the course of their career. In truth, they’ve only released a total of four studio albums, but in their defense, they broke up in 1994 and spent the better part of the next two decades apart, which is a pretty excuse for not releasing new albums. But the bond between Ted Ottaviano, Susan Ottaviano, Jade Lee, and Lauren Roselli Johnson has remained strong over the years, and although it’s a cliché to suggest that it’s now stronger than ever, there’s reason to suspect that it might actually be true.
https://open.spotify.com/album/6syrdelrF5hj8FjFixvSxQ
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:36pm
Doing a 180: Little Feat, Feats Don’t Fail Me Now
Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. This is the latest to get that treatment. You're welcome.
https://open.spotify.com/album/5nflfddG6Tlrt2YiZhXJAD
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:33pm
Rhino Factoids

47 years ago today, a major league blues festival went down in England, featuring performances by a number of notable artists, including Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, and Ten Years After.

The Bath Festival of Blues took place – where else? – in Bath, England, and it’s funny to look back at the poster for the event, which made two major promises: 1) “In case of bad weather, there will be a substantial amount of undercover accommodation,” and 2) “Refreshments and hot snacks will be available all day.”

https://open.spotify.com/album/22BzOOZKYZ2jYYKLpOlnET
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 1:14pm
Rhino Factoids
18 years ago this month, Gordon Lightfoot – a music legend in any country, yes, but a true icon in his native Canada – was part of the inaugural group of celebrities to be honored with a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto.
https://open.spotify.com/user/gordonlightfootvip/playlist/0gcl8YXAPci11uwHNBH3hn
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:58pm
Remembering Chris Squire

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since we had to say goodbye to Chris Squire, founding member of Yes and one of rock’s most notable bassists.

It’s hard to imagine a lineup of Yes without Chris Squire: not only was he a founding member of the band – he and Jon Anderson formed the band back in 1968 – but he was the only member to have appeared on all 21 of their studio albums to date. The show goes on, however, and it does so with Squire’s explicit blessing: he pointedly asked Alan White and Billy Sherwood to continue the legacy of the band. This should come as no surprise, though, given the various trials and tribulations Yes has endured and survived over the years.

https://open.spotify.com/album/0soAOCLVac7XIKIBpAVwcu
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:05am
Six-Pack: Guest Guitar  from Jeff Beck
Guitar legend Jeff Beck turns 72 today, and we’re of the belief that it’s going to be one of the best years he’s had in quite some time: he’s just issued a new single, “Live in the Dark,” and his new album, Loud Hailer, his first full-length studio album in half a dozen years, is set for release on Atco on July 15. In celebration of his birthday, we’ve put together a playlist which features his solo work within our catalog, but we’ve also compiled a six-pack of tracks featuring Beck as guest guitarist, some of which you’ve almost certainly heard and a few which you probably haven’t.
https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/7jYKwS1oBkskkv5gy1kPlZ
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 10:57am
Doing a 180: Bad Company, Live ‘77

Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. This is the latest to get that treatment. You're welcome.

For this installment of “Doing a 180,” we’ve got a release that we’d like to think will go down in history as a classic album, but the truth of the matter is that it’s technically only been out for less than two months.

https://open.spotify.com/album/3X6Mtzomv5B6Vw47ybwp1j
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:17am
Happy Anniversary: Billy Bragg and Wilco, Mermaid Avenue
18 years ago today, Billy Bragg and Wilco, along with a little vocal assistance from Natalie Merchant of 10,000 Maniacs and a whole lot of lyrical contributions from the late Woody Guthrie, released one of the strongest albums of the late ‘90s.
https://open.spotify.com/album/0yTmT1i6yHb5EVyJOmIwGw