As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.
The latest Uncut Ultimate Music Guide is a suitably obsessive, acerbic tribute to the genius of Steely Dan.
Within its glossy pages, you’ll find extensive new reviews of every single Steely Dan album, plus all the cherishable solo work of Donald Fagen and the late, lamented Walter Becker.
There are amazingly sharp interviews from the NME, Melody Maker and Uncut archives, stretching from the early ‘70s, when Becker and Fagen were the pivot of a road-hardened quintet, to the 21st Century, and a more reflective – though scarcely less unforgiving – time of life.
It’s a story about the pursuit of perfection, about the sinfulness and strangeness of LA in the ‘70s, about how two bookish jazz fans invented one of America’s greatest rock bands.
“Is there gas in the car? Yes, there’s gas in the car…” Let’s go!
Good music enriches your life. At BLUE DESERT we are passionate about this particular yet wide-ranging style of music we call West Coast Music. This site is a modest tribute to the music and the performing artists, who through the (many) years have given us - and continue to give us - endless hours of musical enjoyment. As long-time fans we want to share our enthusiasm, experiences and views with fellow connoisseurs as well as curious newcomers. If we can do our bit to help promote this great music and all the gifted artist – well, then we have succeeded.