Hear Dave Grohl’s First Foo Fighters Demo Recordings, As Kurt Cobain Did in 1992

≡ Category: Music |Leave a Comment

Like ‘em or lump ‘em, you should give ‘em credit—Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters have kind of redefined the concept album with their latest, Sonic Highways, pushing a tired form in a refreshing direction.

[...]

Jeff Bridges Narrates a Brief History of Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes

≡ Category: Music |Leave a Comment

It’s not hard to guess what Bob Dylan will fans will be putting on their Christmas lists this year — either the new hardcover book, The Lyrics: Since 1962, the 14-pound, 960-page book containing all the lyrics Dylan wrote, recorded, and performed throughout the years.

[...]

Chrissie Hynde’s 10 Pieces of Advice for “Chick Rockers” (1994)

≡ Category: Music |Leave a Comment

Chrissie Hynde knows a few things about being a female rocker. When at the tender age of 14 she saw Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels play at a fairground in her hometown of Akron, Ohio, the band got into a fistfight with each other during the performance. She was hooked.

[...]

Theodor Adorno’s Radical Critique of Joan Baez and the Music of the Vietnam War Protest Movement

≡ Category: Music, Philosophy, Politics |1 Comment

The Marxist Frankfurt School’s practice of negative dialectics put the “critical” in critical theory, and none of its loose band of philosopher-critics was as incisive as the dour, depressive Theodor Adorno.

[...]

Pink Floyd’s The Wall: The Original Live Show & Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the 1980 Tour and 1982 Film

≡ Category: Music |Leave a Comment

Opening with maximum fanfare and pomp, and closing with the sound of dive bombers, “In the Flesh?,” the first track on Pink Floyd’s magnum opus The Wall announces that the two-disc concept album will be big, bombastic, and important.

[...]

George Harrison’s Mystical, Fisheye Self-Portraits Taken in India (1966)

≡ Category: Music, Photography, Religion |1 Comment

The Beatles’ sojourn in India can seem like a bit of a stunt, as much a rock n’ roll cliché as Led Zeppelin’s trashed hotel rooms or Fleetwood Mac’s coke binges. Easily parodied in, for example, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, the band’s turn Eastward looks in hindsight like faddish spiritual tourism.

[...]

Bob Dylan’s Thanksgiving Radio Show: A Playlist of 18 Delectable Songs

≡ Category: Music |Leave a Comment

#74269428 / gettyimages.com

If you’re looking for a soundtrack for Thanksgiving, you could do worse than to let Bob Dylan create it for you.
From May 2006 until April 2009, Dylan hosted the Theme Time Radio Hour, a weekly radio show on XM Satellite Radio. Each show revolved around a different theme (e.g.

[...]

The Crazy, Iconic Life of Nico; Andy Warhol Muse, Velvet Underground Vocalist, Enigma in Amber

≡ Category: Film, Music |1 Comment

There’s no denying that train wrecks make great documentary subjects.
Not that Abraham Lincoln doesn’t, but watching someone come unglued is a whole ‘nother sort of compelling. Upsetting, even.
Docs in this genre usually require the subject to have left the building in order to reach a satisfying conclusion.

[...]

French Couple Sings an Achingly Charming Version of VU’s “Femme Fatale”

≡ Category: Music |4 Comments

Day in, day out, we rummage around the internet, looking for new material to bring your way. I start searching, and I never quite know where the search will take me. Some paths lead to dead ends, others to interesting side streets. Speaking of interesting side streets….

[...]

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Plays “Hey Joe” & “Wild Thing” on The Band’s Very First Tour: Paris, 1966

≡ Category: Music |1 Comment

Jimi Hendrix lived fast, and I don’t just mean to evoke a rock star cliché, but to get at the speed at which his career moved. He arrived in England near the end of September, 1966, at the tender age of 23.

[...]

« Go BackKeep Looking »
Quantcast