Tag Archives: Jim McCarty

Jim McCarty To Release A New Album – With A Guest From RUSH

January 10, 2018

Last summer, when this scribe met in Toronto, he was glowing. The legend of British blues was demoing a new album for THE YARDBIRDS and had just recorded a new solo collection, a follow-up to the brilliant from 2009. It … Continue reading

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June 7, 2017

Spiral 2001 / Angel Air 2017 Spiritual rekindling of old flame to warm up one’s karma and give samsara a new tune. From THE YARDBIRDS’ “Shape Of Things” on, ‘s wonder at the ways of the world and personal philosophy … Continue reading

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SHOOT – On The Frontier

March 15, 2017

EMI 1973 / Angel Air 2017 There and back again: long-forgotten borderline adventure of former Yardbird and his intrepid cohorts. “I just fancied singing my own songs and composing them on the piano”: that’s how, in ‘s words, this band … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE: First Live Album From The First Line-Up

June 20, 2016

Close relatives of LED ZEPPELIN, RENAISSANCE were a radically different recombination of THE YARDBIRDS’ DNA, but many tend to forget their genesis – eclipsed soon enough by a new line-up that fully embraced the art-rock idiom. Still, that was the original plan of … Continue reading

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STAIRWAY – Pearls Of The Deep – Best Of

September 18, 2015

Angel Air 2015 Spiritual gems from a new age submergence of one fantastic rhythm section who let go of the groove to embrace the heartbeat. It might seem strange, given their thunderous approach in, respectively, THE YARDBIRDS and STEAMHAMMER, but … Continue reading

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