Is Buffalo Springfield the most underrated super-group in the history of contemporary rock? That’s a question worth asking now that we have more than a half-century of hindsight since the
Stephen Stills and Manassas were the headliners at this 1973 show, but Joe Walsh & Barnstorm brought the true climax.
With 82 tracks carefully collated over four CDs with a triple fold package designed to hold them (alongside the accompanying 116 page booklet), the Stephen Stills anthology Carry On is borderline cumbersome but ultimately enlightening, as much perhaps for the light it sheds on such history-spanning collections as on this particular artist. Like any great album, the continuity of the vivid graphic design of Carry On mirrors that of the music inside.
Stephen Stills performing at the Ogden Theater, Denver CO 11.13.11.
The second season of HBO’s comedy series Flight Of The Conchords premieres this Sunday at 10 PM. If the new season is anything like season one it will be filled with Bret and Jemaine’s hilarious struggles in the big city as they try to make it as a band. For those of you who found that they couldn’t get their songs out of their heads, you’re in luck as you’ll now be able to download a new song each week via iTunes the day after the show airs.
The comedic duo will also release their yet untitled sophomore album on Sub Pop on April 14 consisting of ten songs from the show and five brand new ones. As an added bonus, you can currently watch the season two premiere for free, click through and enjoy…
Finally, iconic pop-rockers Cheap Trick are close to finalizing a deal that would give them their own headlining show in Las Vegas and would feature the band performing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album in its entirety backed by a full orchestra. The exclusive deal with the Las Vegas Hilton is said to start this Spring and run through 2009.