sacd Archive

Album Review: Alice Cooper – Muscle of Love (SACD)

Dedicated fans of 1970s rock know that Alice Cooper means two different things: there’s the vocalist born Vincent Furnier, and there’s the group he fronted from the late 1960s (when […]

Album Review: Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills – Super Session

In 1968, the concept of a “supergroup” was still fresh; Lillian Roxon even wrote about it – and its possibilities – in her Rock Encyclopedia. Al Kooper devised what became […]

Legends Do Stuff: A Dad-Rock Roundup

From a demographics perspective, I suppose I am the target market for releases such as these. How else to explain compilations that have no thematic or time-period cohesiveness? Legends Get […]

Album Review: The Butterfield Blues Band — East-West

Some people — musicians, listeners, you name it — get their nose out of joint when writers apply labels to music. How dare we, the thinking goes. The music shouldn’t […]

Album Review: Alice Cooper — Billion Dollar Babies

On the occasion of its 2014 reissue on Hybrid SACD, Alice Cooper’s Billion Dollar Babies is due for a critical second-look. Originally released in 1973, Billion Dollar Babies was Cooper’s […]