West Coast Crash Course

26. March 2018 Updates 0
New to west coast music? Need a crash course? I’ve compiled a playlist with some of the most iconic tracks in the genre. In about five hours, you’ll get a pretty complete picture of west coast music – at least what’s available on the streaming services. I’m embedding the Tidal playlist here, and I strongly ...

What Is “West Coast Music”?

In a recent conversation, Bill Champlin offered his take on what constitutes “west coast music” and what the genre represents. Having been a part of several of the early milestone releases in the late seventies, he should know a thing or two about the subject – though he admits that at the time, “we were ...

Tom Jans – Champion (1982)

21. March 2016 Updates 7
  One of the rarest and most sought-after vinyl records to come out of early 1980s Los Angeles is Tom Jans’ “The Champion”. Up until its recent CD release on Japanese label Pony Canyon, the only way to get to hear this mellow soft rock gem was by way of bootleg CDs – or if ...

Goings On

I finally found the time and money to get to LA, and what a great place it is. I’ve been able to secure interview appointments with some great people, and you should be able to see the results on the site shortly. Stay tuned.