Johnny Marr has been involved in many more projects than I can name since the Smiths broke up in the 80s, and I was curious to hear what kind of material he’s turning out almost 25 years later. His Smiths era playing style is one of the most recognizable in the last 30 years, and […]
About Luke Ray
I grew up about 40 minutes north of Chicago. From 2008 to 2012 I played guitar in a band called the Burrows 4 (see iTunes or YouTube), and I still play every day. I love rock ‘n’ roll…always have and always will.
The new U2 album…something I’ve been anticipating since I saw them for the second time on the 360 Tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field in 2011. Since the conclusion of that tour, there have been repeated rumors of a new U2 album in the works. When they announced Tuesday that the new record is being offered […]
I have a hard time keeping up with Ryan Adams’s musical output because it seems like he puts something out every year. However, this summer he released the single “Gimme Something Good” which really got my attention. I hoped the rest of the album would have the same attitude. Musically, Adams’s voice and ambient chorus-driven […]
Ryan Adams – Gimme Something Good Ryan Adams is a man of many styles. He’s done everything from alt-country to metal, surprisingly. His latest single, “Gimme Something Good” reminds me a lot of a Tom Petty song from one of his early albums. It’s got that southern charm that both Adams and Petty use so […]
On April 29, 1963 Andrew Loog Oldham, a publicist who had worked for Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, and businessman Eric Easton signed a management deal with the Rolling Stones, also buying the rights to the band’s first recordings. Oldham managed the Stones from then until 1966, but remained as the band’s producer through 1967’s Between […]
Radiohead – Prove Yourself If you haven’t heard this song or Radiohead’s raw and underrated debut Pablo Honey, this might give you some insight into why some critics called them “Nirvana-lite” around this time. There’s only one or two songs on this album that foreshadow what Radiohead would become, but I have always preferred this […]