Jill Riley Feature Archive

Guess what? The song "Sweet Leaf" is not about grandma's tea. (10/09/2012)
The U.S. release of this record includes the song "Paint it, Black." The U.K. version has "Mother's Little Helper." (10/08/2012)
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. (10/05/2012)
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. (10/04/2012)
The Morning Show's Jill Riley sat down with piano man Ben Folds and drummer Darren Jessee to talk about making the first new album in over 12 years. (10/03/2012)
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. (10/03/2012)
Fred Schneider has one of the most distinct voices in pop music. This record had the big hits "Love Shack" and "Roam." (10/02/2012)
Rush's second album and the first to include their new drummer and lyrist Neil Peart. Let the air drumming begin. (10/01/2012)
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. (09/28/2012)
German female singer who had most of her success in the 1960's. She changed her name from Doris to Manuela for a more exotic appeal. Thanks to all the Random Vinyl listeners for help in researching this artist! (09/27/2012)
We're no stranger to rock star visitors here at The Current, but the excitement around the office was palpable the day Molly Ringwald stopped by for Theft of the Dial. (09/27/2012)
German female singer who had most of her success in the 1960's. She changed her name from Doris to Manuela for a more exotic appeal. (09/26/2012)
A live record from this 1960's New York folk-trio. They also did some commercial work for Coca-Cola and a cigarette brand. (09/25/2012)
Jazz-rock fusion anyone? Chase was very trumpet heavy, lead by Bill Chase. They made three records in the early 1970's, but ceased to exist after Bill Chase was killed in a plane crash in Jackson, MN. The band Chase's first record had one charting single called "Get it On." (09/24/2012)
This album was a big fail for Devo. In fact, it was such a fail that the band was dropped from their label and the members decided to spend some time apart. The only highlight from this record is the Devo cover of "Are U Experienced" by Jimi Hendrix. (09/21/2012)