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Album review: Chicago — Live in ’75

Album review: Chicago — Live in ’75

Music
To read the Ben Edmonds-penned essay that accompanies Rhino Handmade's 2011 Chicago offering -- Live in '75 -- you'd get the impression that the two handsomely packaged discs contained therein contained a glimpse of the band at its apex. This is true to an extent, as Chicago was on a hot streak when they rolled into Maryland to play a series of shows in Largo's old Capital Centre. That tour -- which saw the group join forces with the Beach Boys -- marked the band's graduation to the Big Time, aka stadium and arena concerts. But artistically, the band was straying further and further from their jazz/rock roots and was on the precipice of Cetera Ballad Country. So in a sense, Live in '75 does offer diehard fans a service in that it presents Chicago as they were right before the bad times ...
Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Internet, Links
Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days: Cool bootleg of the week: Chicago at Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, NY), May 20, 1977. There are two interesting things concerning this show. It was less than a year before Terry Kath's accidental suicide and the band is introduced by an up-and-coming reporter named... Geraldo Rivera! (T.U.B.E.) Yoga for Black People (YouTube) Awesomely bad stock photos/graphics of people literally surfing the web. (The Hairpin) Another blistering attack upon so-called NFL writer and hypocrite Peter King. (Deadspin) Whatcha thinkin' bout? (Know Your Meme) Five Hollywood Secrets that explain why so many movies suck, none of which mention Kate Hudson oddly enough. (Cracked) Five seconds of every #1 son