Richards is Rocking with ‘Crosseyed Heart’

When was the last great album by the Rolling Stones? Some Girls in 1978. When was the last great album by a Rolling Stone? The Keith Richards solo debut, Talk Is Cheap, in 1988 ... until now. The man who is the rock’n’roll heart and soul of the Stones delivers an even stronger and broader solo album with Crosseyed Heart on his third outing, filling it with distinctive rockers in his trademark style as well as blues and reggae. And sings better than ever. It’s been some time since I’ve heard a genuine rock’n’roll record this cool.

TV: Arrested Development season four – When the truly and wonderfully odd series Arrested Development was canceled by Fox in 2006, fans were bereft. Netlflix took up the cause and created a fourth season of 15 episodes. It’s sometimes even more bizarre and cracked than the original – which both works and sometimes not. Yeah, it’s taken me nearly two years to get around to it. But the highly dysfunctional Bluth family continues to delight as we are updated on their zany lives as each episode focuses on a single character and all take place simultaneously.

Documentary Film: The Wrecking Crew – You’ve heard the Wrecking Crew but just didn’t know it. The über-talented bunch of Los Angeles session players lent their talents to countless great songs by The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Sonny & Cher, The Monkees, The Mamas & The Papas and many others. Learn why the hit songs that came out of L.A. in the 1960s were so great as well as creative and innovative in this warm and insightful look at the talents behind the scenes.

From The Progressive Populist, November 1, 2015


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