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.
Harry Nilsson's album "Nilsson Schmilsson was a commercial hit, with the songs "Coconut," "Jump Into the Fire" and the Badfinger cover "Without You."
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.
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.
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?
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.
Mick Jagger was a big fan of this band, he even produced some of their songs. We melted some faces with "Cult of Personality," with one of the best guitar solos ever (at least in the top 30).
Guess what? The song "Sweet Leaf" is not about grandma's tea.
The U.S. release of this record includes the song "Paint it, Black." The U.K. version has "Mother's Little Helper."
US release from The Kinks with the big hits "All Day and All of the Night" and "Tired of Waiting for You," and their respective B-sides.
After the breakup of The Runaways ("Cherry Bomb"), Joan Jett started her solo career. This record was her second release and first with her backup band The Blackhearts.
Steve Winwood joined The Spencer Davis Group when he was a teenager, went on to be a member of Traffic and Blind Faith, and had a successful solo career in the 80's.
Fred Schneider has one of the most distinct voices in pop music. This record had the big hits "Love Shack" and "Roam."
Rush's second album and the first to include their new drummer and lyrist Neil Peart. Let the air drumming begin.
Rare Earth was on the Motown Records subsidiary label called Rare Earth. They had hits covering Motown songs, but didn't really achieve that same success when they recorded original material.