Archive for the 'The Music' Category

A Little More Loggins & Messina

I’m stunned at the amount of love out there for this band. The problem with writing about old music is those who remember do, and those who don’t don’t care. It’s a well-known fact that the Beatles and Zeppelin have survived, that Black Sabbath and the Doors have gotten an unforeseen renaissance, but so many […]

Rhinofy-Sittin’ In

Jim Messina was a secondary character in a troubled band and then a majordomo in an also-ran band and Kenny Loggins was a complete unknown but when they were put together, it was magic. Yes, Messina was in Buffalo Springfield. A classic band whose frontmen, Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay, got all the […]

Rhinofy-The Cars

I didn’t buy the LP because of the cover. Any band that refuses to put its mugs on its debut…makes me suspicious. Meanwhile, that girl in the photo…she seemed to be from a different era, not 1978, when New Wave was ascendant. And then I heard the record. That’s right, I passed up a chance […]

Rhinofy-Roll With The Changes

This song has been going through my head ever since I heard Gary Richrath died. R.E.O. Speedwagon was just another faceless Midwestern band slogging it out on the road until “Roll With The Changes” emerged on the airwaves in ’78 and convinced me the band was not only a comer, it had arrived. I don’t […]