100 years after the Wright Brothers took their first flight Club d'Elf took off on a night of transcontinental music. Dave Tronzo ads his talents on slide guitar. d'Elf staples Mat Maneri, Erik Kerr, and Mike Rivard keep the group aloft through this 120+ journey of musical flight.
Though perhaps belied by hits like "California Girls" and "Help Me, Rhonda," this album (the second of no less than three the band released in 1965) actually marks the transition of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys from their sun-'n'-fun heyday to the artistic flowering and emotional resonance of Pet Sounds. Indeed, it's the rich, almost inscrutable arrangements for songs like "California Girls" and "Let Him Run Wild" that made many a contemporary musician--John Lennon and Paul McCartney among them--and producer prick up their ears and pay closer attention to where Wilson was headed. Lyrically, the album often covers familiar territory ("Amusement Parks U.S.A.," "Summer Means New Love"); musically, it's the budding of one of America's most influential and important modern composers. --Jerry McCulley
2009 three CD set. The Highwaymen were a Country Music super group that came together in 1985. But before they came together, the four members (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson) were already hugely successful and influential entertainers with recordings stretching back to the '50s. This triple disc set brings together solo recordings from all four members and includes classic studio and live performances of songs such as 'On the Road Again', 'I Walk the Line', 'White Lightning', 'Pancho & Lefty', 'Sunday Morning Coming Down' and many more. GSS.
2008 UK compilation from the American Alt-Rock/Rap/Nu Metal outfit. Led by the charismatic Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit was one of the bands that brought Rock back into focus as the '90s ended. They flew the flag for Nu Metal, a term used to describe bands that incorporated aspects of Hip Hop and Rap into their music. Features 14 tracks including the hit singles "Rollin" and "Behind Blue Eyes". Universal.