Reviews

Here at the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll we occasionally review specific products and events. These products might be albums, DVDs, BluRays, Books, or even concert events. All these reviews, including the monthly featured review, "The Rock 'n' Roll Feature" can be found under this heading.

The Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show: A DVD Review

A while ago, during the first months (I think it was that long ago) the Soul of Rock 'n' Roll was live, I shared a clip of Bob Dylan doing a duet version of "Girl From the North Country" with Johnny Cash. That was a clip from the Johnny Cash TV Show and was actually one of the first times I heard about this aspect of Cash's career. Running from 1969 to 1971 and hosted by Johnny Cash himself, the show featured a variety of musical performances, small comedy sketches and more.

It Ain't Easy, Long John Baldry and the Birth of British Blues: A Book Review

Sometimes when I read about rock and roll history I'm amazed at how haphazardly mainstream history elevates some figures to iconic status, but leaves others to linger in obscurity. The same is true of mainstream success which can often have little to nothing to do with the actual influence a particular artist has on others or even the quality of the music.

Rock & Roll Feature: Cream, Disraeli Gears Turns 40

This is the twelfth in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

Bruce Springsteen Tears it Up Live in Chicago: A Concert Review

As I've written about before, when it comes to rock concerts, I'll go see just about anyone and will probably enjoy it. It's something about the atmosphere and the energy of live music that I like and that's why I keep going to new shows all the time. Of all the concerts I've seen, I can only cite a few as actually being "sub par" or as environments where I didn't have fun. Of the rest, they range from good to beyond incredible. After last night, I think I have to add another into that "beyond incredible" category.

Rock & Roll Feature: The Sex Pistols Seminal Album Turns 30

This is the eleventh in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

Rock & Roll Feature: The Traveling Wilburys Vol 1

This is the tenth in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

Rock and Roll Feature: U2 Plants the Joshua Tree

This is the ninth in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

Crossroads Guitar Festival: One All Day Concert Later

It's amazing to think how quickly yesterday's event went by. I was lucky enough to attend the second Crossroads Guitar Festival organized by Eric Clapton which had the gates opening early in the morning, the concert scheduled to start at noon and was slated to run until 11PM that night. I arrived at the festival at roughly 11AM, and before I knew it... it was 11PM and I was walking out, in awe of some of the amazing performances I had just witnessed.

The Legacy and Possible Rebirth of the Smashing Pumpkins: Part 3 The Rebirth through Zeitgeist?

For me, the Smashing Pumpkins are one of those bands, like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, that even at their worst I found interesting and compelling enough to listen to. I'm a big fan of their first three albums of course, but can also appreciate the their new directions on Adore and even MACHINA I and II. Since the announcement that they would be "reforming" for a new album and subsequent new tour I have been preparing myself for new Pumpkins music and have stated multiple times that I was looking forward to hearing new material from one of my all time favorite bands.

Rock & Roll Feature: Jefferson Airplane and the Summer of Love on their Surrealistic Pillow

This is the eighth in a series of Rock & Roll features I'm writing for this site. I'm a rock and roller, so this column is a way for me to feature a different album that I like, from different genres every month.

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