There was a time when rock-and-roll was merely a garage endeavor. Four guys with drums, bass, guitar, and maybe keys- if they were lucky. There were vocals, harmonies, choruses and verses. Every once in a while you would hear a guitar solo that would blow your mind, or maybe the bass would slap out a groove that got your feet a-tappin’.
When [lastfm link_type="similar_artist_radio"]Chicago [/lastfm]took the music scene, they surprised their fans with their unusual approach to the rock music of the time. Chicago brought a brass section with them. With the release of The Chicago Transit Authority, the band fused together jazz instrumentals, Latin percussion, guitar jamming, and vocal harmonies.
There was nothing else like it on the market. Their initial release went platinum in less than a year.
With over thirty albums under their belt, busting out another LP won’t be too hard for these guys. With a full tour schedule, a fanatic following, and more billboard credits than we have parking tickets, Chicago remains one of the most successful bands of all time.
Teaming up with old friend and producer Robert Lamm, Chicago is getting back into the swing of things. According to the band, the first stages of crafting the album are already complete:
“We just spent three weeks in Nashville recording some new music. The experience was so good, so organic and so musical that I think everybody was encouraged to try and do it again in the next few months, an album top to bottom.”
We can expect the new album in the Spring of 2011. Until then, we’re gonna have “25 or 6 to 4″ on repeat. Bahhh na na, nahh nahh, na na nahhhhhhhhhhhhhh (wahhhh wahhhhhhh)
[Source: Music News]