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Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on April 21, 2015

Peter Frampton – Live at Soundstage Part 1
Plugging his then-new album on Soundstage, the PBS concert series, Peter Frampton called it “Fingertips” instead of Fingerprints and laughed at his mistake, then moved his head side to side, ala Stevie Wonder. It was Frampton’s only error of the evening, and he even made that entertaining. A guitar-slinger poster boy since the mid-‘70s, Frampton, in 2007, is in top form, his husky voice reminding of another…

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New Music Tuesday

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on April 14, 2015

Rage Against the Machine - Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
You didn’t sing along at a concert with Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello and company. You raged along. That’s what they did at Rage Against the Machine’s farewell show in L.A. in September, 2000. From “Bulls on Parade” and “Bombtrack” to “Freedom,” the machine-gun spray of de la Roca and the forceful rock of the band, along with the imagery—red stars everywher…

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New Music Tuesday

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on April 7, 2015

Leonard Cohen - Songs From the Road
Leonard Cohen, one of the most influential singer-songwriters from the ‘60s, set off on a world tour after getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. And why not? He was only 74. It was his first tour in 15 years, and sold-out houses were captivated by Cohen, a dapper, drily witty, down-tempo vocalist. Twelve songs from eleven of his stops are captured here, from Tel Aviv to London to California and his native Canada;…

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New Music Tuesday

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on March 31, 2015

Billy Joel – Live at Yankee Stadium
Since Qello Concerts offers Billy Joel live at Shea Stadium, it’s only fair that we also serve up Joel at Yankee Stadium. Especially since he’s from the Bronx. Here, in 1990, the piano man says he was a childhood fan of Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and company. Now, he tells reporters, “Here I am, playing the same place they played.” He happily performs “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” as well as “Sc…

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