Fifth Dimension

RAG018: Autumn 2018

November 25, 2018

Knee deep in the canyon, we pick up where we left off with the Autumn 2018 episode of Radio AG. Strap yourselves in for an excursion into L.A.'s desert origins.

The Zodiac – Cosmic Sounds

November 21, 2018

Consider this an ornate and baroquely executed exclamation point to the whole canyon affair, a Coda in the true Led Zeppelin sense of the word, illustrating the sacred geometry of this sprawling landscape and driving the point home.

Geology 35

November 18, 2018

Now we venture beyond the cozy climes of Laurel Canyon and assorted outposts into the realm of the metaphysical, the music that lies at the fringes of canyon proper.

Love – Four Sail

October 31, 2018

On Four Sail, Love strike a perfect balance between spontaneous jamming and mapped-out arrangement, never getting bogged down in interminable solos even as they remain thoroughly unpredictable throughout.

Chris Hillman

October 29, 2018

In there at the beginning with The Byrds, his bass was the steady anchor of the band, the propulsion behind Eight Miles High's liftoff into the stratosphere, Inner Space and beyond.

The Canyon 25

October 19, 2018

The Laurel Canyon scene was defined by a coterie of singer-songwriters to emerge from L.A. as the sixties turned to the seventies. This is a list of 25 records...

Day-Glo Dreams

December 16, 2016

There exists a particular sound that seems to leap out the speakers in vivid colors, engulfing its surroundings and drawing you into its world.

We Shall Overcome

October 25, 2016

The resistance started in folk and the blues, chronicling the ills of their day with a resolute spirit that vowed to one day reach the mountaintop.

Deep Space 100

August 3, 2016

Each of these records is a chapter in the story of music's dalliance with the cosmos, tracing a fascination with the stars through the 20th and beyond.

The Parallax 100

January 5, 2015

This list represents my absolute favorite 100 records of all-time.