In the newest Carter’s Catalog, Carter Alan looks back at the posthumous Stevie Ray Vaughan album The Sky is Crying. For a compilation, it stands up quite well – most notably Stevie Ray’s cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing”, which Carter describes as “definitive”.
45 Years Ago: How Neil Young Began His Journey to Becoming a Rock Icon with ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’
Neil Young’s second album ‘Everybody Knows This is Nowhere’ on this day 45 years ago. Carter Alan explains how this record found Young’s identity as a musician and began his ascent into rock stardom.
Carter Alan has great things to say about the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” – and has a story about the movie that you HAVE to hear.
Carter Alan discusses that reinvention and the triumph that followed with Achtung Baby in the latest installment of Carter’s Catalog.
Pink Floyd released their album “Meddle” this week in 1971. While something of a transitional album with David Gilmour in the post-Syd Barrett era, the band still managed to put out a great record, anchored by the 23-minute opus “Echoes”.
Due to constant touring in 1969, Led Zeppelin had to record their second album in bits and pieces and at various locations. Their recording approach makes the end result, “Led Zeppelin II”, all the more stunning.
The Talking Heads’ seminal album “Remain in Light” came out today in 1980. Carter Alan reflects on the time he saw the expanded version of the band live, and how their energetic performances blew him away.
What did critics have against Led Zeppelin back in the ’70s? In retrospect rock historians all agree on the band’s greatness, and the amazing run of albums they put together in the early part of […]
U2 took things in experimental new directions on 1984′s “The Unforgettable Fire”, which came out 29 years ago today. Carter Alan examines that process on the latest edition of “Carter’s Catalog”.
Carter’s Catalog is back, and this time Carter Alan reflects on the Beatles’ incredible final LP “Abbey Road” on the 44th anniversary of its release. Amid a nasty breakup, the band shocked the world with a powerful, surprisingly cohesive closing bow.