Articles by Martin Chilton
With a unique feel and love of experimentation, the best Mick Fleetwood performances have powered Fleetwood Mac’s globe-straddling success.
An attempt to ‘delve into areas that were virtually uncharted’, ‘Lorca’ was a crucial album in Tim Buckley’s uncompromising development.
Described by Glenn Frey as ‘a quantum leap’, the ‘One Of These Nights’ album took Eagles one step closer to ‘Hotel California’.
Recorded with the cream of 70s musicians, the songs on Warren Zevon’s self-titled album unfold like a well-developed story.
Featuring memorable covers and what Tim Buckley felt was one of his best songs, the ‘Sefronia’ album found him singing as well as ever.
Recorded while Warren Zevon was suffering from cancer, ‘My Ride’s Here’ was a typically dark-humoured meditation on life and death.
Described by Ben E King as ‘a love song, a friendship song’, Stand By Me has stood the test of time as one of the greatest R&B ballads.
Inspired by stories about Wild West outlaws, Eagles recorded ‘Desperado’, a ‘brilliant move’ that gave the band ‘an identity’.
Recorded while on tour in 1992, ‘Learning To Flinch’ found Warren Zevon performing acoustic versions of his classic songs.
Establishing Eagles as ‘a raw and funky presence’ in the country-rock scene, ‘On The Border’ paved the way for the group’s late 70s classics.
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