Deep Purple

Deep Purple are an English hard-rock band formed in 1967. They emerged at the height of psychedelia and played a key role in the development of heavy metal during the early 1970s. Their most well-known songs include “Hush,” “Smoke On the Water,” and “Woman from Tokyo.” The first Deep Purple lineup released the 1968 albums […]

James Gang

The James Gang were an American hard-rock band that debuted with Yer’ Album on Bluesway in 1969, followed by four studio albums and a live disc on ABC Records, including the popular 1970/71 titles Rides Again and Thirds. Two songs, “Funk #49” and “Walk Away,” remain staples of classic rock radio. Multiple guitarists passed through […]


Zephyr was an American rock band that launched the career of guitarist Tommy Bolin. They released a self-titled album on ABC/Probe in 1969, followed by Going Back to Colorado on Warner Bros. in 1971. After Bolin jumped ship to the James Gang (and later Deep Purple), Zephyr released Sunset Ride with future Firefall guitarist Jock […]

Alphonse Mouzon – Mind Transplant (1975)

Mind Transplant is the third album by American jazz-rock drummer Alphonse Mouzon, released in 1975 on Blue Note. Tracklist: A1. “Mind Transplant” (4:03) A2. “Snow Bound” (3:04) A3. “Carbon Dioxide” (4:36) A4. “Ascorbic Acid” (3:24) B1. “Happiness Is Loving You” (4:07) B2. “Some of the Things People Do” (3:38) B3. “Golden Rainbows” (6:52) B4. “Nitroglycerin” […]

Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973)

Spectrum is the debut solo album by American jazz-rock drummer Billy Cobham, released in 1973 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Quadrant 4” (4:30) A2. “Searching for the Right Door / Spectrum” (6:33) A3. “Anxiety / Taurian Matador” (4:45) B1. “Stratus” (9:50) B2. “To the Women in My Life / Le lis” (4:00) B3. “Snoopy’s Search / Red […]