With sparking production, (and a trick or two borrowed from Motown), Todd Rundgren’s ’70s-era hits still hold up. Phil Thornalley of Astral Drive has picked up some of the best bits of “Runt’s” studio magic.
The works of Olivia Newton-John, Sade, and Tom Petty are refreshed by Ann Wilson, Juliana Hatfield, and Orgone.
Twins are interesting. Especially when they get into the music game. Britain’s The Sutcliffe Brothers don’t disappoint.
The Welsh duo of Zervas & Pepper are recapturing the beautiful, mellow vibe of groups like America, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Lewis Taylor ping-ponged between Al Green grooves and ’90s psychedelia. Then he dropped out of the music scene. No one knows what he’s currently doing, but “The Lost Album” makes you wish he’d come back.