All of our great music interviews from 2011. You can find our entire collection of shows here.
The Beach Boys' SMiLE Sessions box is out now. Co-producers Mark Linett and Alan Boyd return to Icon Fetch to answer some of the questions you have - including what happened to the background vocals on "Barnyard," what, if any, songs Brian Wilson nixed from the album, why there isn't a stereo mix of "Good Vibrations," and how they assembled "Heroes and Villains part two." Listen to part one of the interview:
Part two will be posted in a week.
We have bonus material for registered users of Icon Fetch - a little "sneak peek" at part two of the interview, where they talk about why there wasn't a sessionography for disc one and why they decided to leave Carl's vocal in "Surf's Up." Click here for the bonus content.
Concord Music Group has just released Singular Genius - the Complete ABC Singles collection by Ray Charles, a monumental five-disc box set featuring every A and B side released during his peak years of 1960-1972, and all in their original, mono single mix. Thirty of these tracks have never been released on CD. Icon Fetch talks with John Burk, the Chief Creative Officer at Concord, who spearheaded the project, about tracking down the rare single masters, assembling the lavish box, and working with Charles on his final studio album, Genius Love Company. He also discusses the philosophy of his company, quickly becoming the coolest record label on the planet.Listen Now!
Jon Anderson fronted progressive rock legends Yes for almost 40 years before stepping away due to health issues near the end of last decade. He's just released a brand new solo effort called Survival and Other Stories, which deals in part with some of the struggles that he's had to overcome recently. Anderson talks with Icon Fetch's Justine Bevan about collaborating with different songwriters, having his wife as producer of the new record, and his spiritual outlook on life.Listen Now!
The V-Roys hailed from Knoxville, Tennessee, with a sound that blended gritty rock n’ roll with bar room country and a keen melodic sense. The band put out two albums on Steve Earle’s E-Squared label in the 1990s before breaking up near the end of the decade. Since then, the members have gone their separate ways, yet their legend has continued to grow. They were named "Best Knoxville Band Ever" in a 2009 poll conducted by Metro Pulse magazine. Since both of their discs are currently out of print, to satisfy demand, they've released Sooner or Later, compiling the best tracks from their two albums, plus extra unreleased material. Icon Fetch talks with singer/guitarist Scott Miller about the new best of, plans for a New Year's Eve reunion of the original members, and about playing Farm Aid with Neil Young. Miller also touches on his new solo material.
Domenic Priore was the first person to release an entire book devoted to the SMiLE project when he compiled Look! Listen! Vibrate! Smile! in 1995. He followed that up in 2007 with Smile: The Story of Brian Wilson's Lost Masterpiece. Now, he's penned one of the essays in the new SMiLE Sessions box set. Icon Fetch talks to the author, DJ and music historian about SMiLE's place in rock history and its effect on future generations.Listen Now!
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