Many musicians say they go into making albums without trying to pursue any certain sound or direction, preferring to let the songs come out and determine what musical shape the album takes.
To the Top Thursday, May 31
For some of us, the opening chords of ZZ Top's "La Grange" inspire a spur-of-the-moment road trip to NYC in an ancient Jeep Wagoneer, augmented by lots of, ahem, smokable medicines.