Steve Seel Feature Archive

Give Us a Wink is an album released in March 1976 by the British rock band Sweet. It was their first album to be fully written and produced by the band themselves. We played "Action" which reached the Top 10 in many European countries. (10/25/2012)
The California based band led by the Alvin brothers has been pumping out good ol' fashioned amped-up American roots rock for several decades. "Hard Line" contains the song "Dark Night," which has been used on TV and movie soundtracks ranging from "Miami Vice" to the Robetr Rodriquez/Quentin Tarrantino vampire flick "From Dusk Til Dawn." (10/24/2012)
Gabriel's 1978 solo album was the second of three known simply as "Peter Gabriel" (his fourth would have had the same title yet again if Geffen Records hadn't balked). This one is sometimes nicknamed "Scratch" for its cover art depicting Gabriel appearing the scratch the air with his fingernails. We played "On the Air." (10/24/2012)
After three albums with his band The Commotions, Lloyd Cole's self-titled solo debut delivered more of the literate, melodic guitar-driven pop he'd become known for, but with a roster of guest musicians including Robert Quine and Matthew Sweet. We played "Undressed." (10/22/2012)
"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" (commonly called "The Age of Aquarius" or "Let the Sunshine In") is a medley of two songs written for the 1967 musical Hair by James Rado & Gerome Ragni (lyrics), and Galt MacDermot (music), released as a single by The 5th Dimension. (10/19/2012)
Now with as many albums in the 2000s as they recorded in the 80s, the Massachusetts alt-rock band proves with each new release that the sequel can be better than the original. (10/19/2012)
Lulu is best known in the U.S. for a of couple movie themes. "To Sir With Love" was a huge hit in 1967. She also sang the theme to the 1974 James Bond film The Man With the Golden Gun. (10/18/2012)
This is not the UK "A Hard Day's Night" album part of the official discography of The Beatles. This is the US release, the "Original Motion Picture Soundtrack," featuring tracks from the film and some George Martin, instrumental arrangements. (10/17/2012)
This is the second record from Jefferson Airplane and the first to feature Grace Slick on vocals. She brought a few songs over from her previous group The Great Society, "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit," which became huge hits and put the psychedelic, counterculture of San Fransisco into the mainstream. (10/16/2012)
While in town for a Wednesday show at the Varsity Theater, Beth Orton stopped by The Current studios to perform a few songs and chat with Steve Seel about songwriting with kids, the inspiration behind her new songs and working with producer Tucker Martine. (10/15/2012)
Harry Nilsson's album "Nilsson Schmilsson was a commercial hit, with the songs "Coconut," "Jump Into the Fire" and the Badfinger cover "Without You." (10/15/2012)
On Charmer, Aimee Mann's soft-rock approachability creates an interesting meta-experience: she's charming the pants off of us, just like the cads and ne'er-do-wells in her songs. (10/15/2012)
Swedish pop band Abba (an acronym of members Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad) made some of the best pop music of the 1970's. (10/12/2012)
Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall starred in this classic John Hughes flick. By the way, are YOU in the physics club? (10/11/2012)
During this election season, you hear candidates talk a lot about "small business" -- and so for our Policy and a Pint, we thought we'd talk to some Twin Cities entrepreneurs about the rewards, and struggles, of striking out on your own in these tough economic times. (10/10/2012)