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.
In the latest “Carter’s Catalog”, our resident rock & roll guru Carter Alan takes us back to the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, where a then-relatively unknown Jimi Hendrix set his guitar ablaze and, later, the music world as a whole.
Carter Alan found it hard to believe it’s been 30 years since the release of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s brilliant debut album “Texas Flood”. Though we lost Stevie Ray in 1990, his music lives on forever.
The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls celebrated its 35th anniversary on June 9. And even though the album is now 35 years old, some of its content remains “just as offensive” as it was when it first came out, as Carter Alan explains in the latest Carter’s Catalog.