VINYL FORMAT. In May 2011, Foxygen’s Sam France and Jonathan Rado nervously handed off a CD-R of their homemade mini-opus Take the Kids Off Broadway to producer and visionary Richard Swift after his performance in a Lower East Side club. Foxygen left the venue that night unsure whether Swift would truly listen or sling the disc into a dumpster on his way out. You’re reading this right now because he did listen. In fact, Swift fucking flipped for Foxygen’s bugged out, esoteric […]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Live in Germany 1996. An amazing set from one of music’s most original and important artists from the 1996 Bizarre Festival in Cologne, Germany, in 1996.
Label: DGC Catalog#: DGC-24810 Format: Vinyl Country: US Released: 1995 Genre: Rock Style: Indie Rock It was inevitable that Thurston Moore’s first solo offering would sound a bit like Sonic Youth, considering how integral his guitar playing and singing are to the band’s sound. What is surprising about Psychic Hearts is how Moore twists his standard lexicon of detatched vocals, dissonant guitar lines, and deliberately obscure musical/lyrical references into something resembling pop music, which is something Sonic Youth has rarely been able to achieve. Fourteen of the album’s 15 tracks are built […]
Label: Warner Bros. Records Catalog#: 923 985-1 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: Scandinavia Released: 09 Jan 1984 Genre: Rock Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal At the time of its release, much of the fuss surrounding 1984 involved Van Halen’s adoption of synthesizers on this, their sixth album — a hoopla that was a bit of a red herring since the band had been layering in synths since their third album, Women and Children First. Those synths were either buried beneath guitars or used as texture, even on instrumentals where they were […]
Label: Matador Catalog#: OLE 202-1 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Released: 1996 Genre: Rock Style: Lo-Fi, Indie Rock What Would the Community Think was the second album Chan Marshall released in 1996, but its richness suggests a longer period of evolution. From the first warm notes of “In this Hole,” it’s clear that Marshall’s voice — as a singer and a songwriter — is not only stronger and more focused, but more empathetic as well. Where her previous works were dense and cathartic, What Would the Community Think gives her […]
Paperback: 266 pages Publisher: St Martins Pr; Upd Exp edition (May 1992) DISPONIBLE EN 4 SEMANAS Well-researched and thought-provoking, this analysis of the phenomenal success of Guns n’ Roses comes from the author of the Jim Morrison biography No One Here Gets Out Alive. In this unconventional chronicle, Sugerman uses precedents in literature and philosophy to draw parallels between Axl Rose and Rimbaud and traces the roots of rebellion all the way to Shelley, Nietzsche, and Byron. What makes this […]