Unchained is my second favorite American Recording done by Johnny Cash (after the first).
It is the second album in Johnny Cash’s American Recording series (and his 82nd overall). Like all Cash’s albums for American, Unchained was produced by Rick Rubin.
On the album, Cash is backed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as a guest appearance of Flea, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood. Marty Stuart also plays on 8 tracks.
Johnny Cash (w/Marty Stuart) – Rusty Cage (including interview with Jay Leno, 1996):
Continue reading November 5: Johnny Cash released Unchained in 1996
The Band 06/23/96
Loreley, St. Goarshausen, Germany
This is from the tour in support of their album, High on the hog. It is one of the last concerts by The Band, they ended the tour in august 1996, and they played a few stand-alone gigs after that. I think this is the last filmed concert by The Band (correct me in the comments if I’m wrong).
Interesting show, good picture and sound, enjoy!
Continue reading The Band Rockpalast Loreley June 26 1996 (video)
The August 4 gig was drummer Winston Watson‘s (member of Bob Dylan’s backing band September 1992- August 4, 1996) last concert with Bob Dylan.
House Of Blues
3 & 4 August 1996
- Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
- Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
- John Jackson (guitar)
- Tony Garnier (bass)
- Winston Watson (drums & percussion)
You’re A Big Girl Now (3 August):
Continue reading Bob Dylan: House Of Blues, Atlanta, Georgia 3 & 4 August 1996 (videos)
Eels released their debut album, “beautiful freak” on this date in 1996. For me it was the soundtrack of fall 1996, a perfect sad pop-album, for sad Norwegian weather.
“Eccentric and quirky are the best ways to describe the Eels’ debut effort, Beautiful Freak. Concise pop tunes form the backbone of the album, yet tinges of despair and downright meanness surface just when you’ve been lulled into thinking this is another pop group, as titles like “My Beloved Monster,” “Your Lucky Day in Hell” and “Novocaine for the Soul” indicate.”
– Review by James Chrispell (allmusic)
Eels is a rock band, formed in California in 1995 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett (son of famous physicist Hugh Everett III). Band members have changed across the years, both in the studio and on stage, making Everett the only official member for the most of the band’s work. Often filled with themes about family, death and lost love, Eels’ music straddles a range of genres, which is shown by the distinct musical style of every album. Since 1996, Eels has made eleven major studio releases, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (2014) being their most recent release.
Eels – Novocaine for the soul (live, Pinkpop 1997):
Continue reading August 13: Eels released beautiful freak in 1996
A great concert from the The Ghost of Tom Joad Tour (AKA – Shut the Fuck Up Tour).
April 24, 1996
- Bruce Springsteen (Vocal, acoustic guitar & harmonica)
- a couple of the dourest Joad numbers did have a hidden offstage synthesizer being played, by Springsteen’s guitar technician Kevin Buell.
Continue reading Bruce Springsteen: Brixton Academy, London, England April 24, 1996 (audio)