Tuesday, September 20 2011
Master of Puppets not only rocketed Metallica into stardom upon its 1986 release, but it also blew a hole in the industry’s unwritten rule that a band without commercial aspirations could not make it and, as a result, helped undermine music censorship.
Tuesday, September 11 2007
One of the great lost '60s pop and soul also-rans, Reg King's only solo album is a murky snapshot of the dissolution of musical promise as an industry rolled on by, but remains a rawly emotional experience.
Monday, September 4 2006
A formerly anonymous user finds out what it's like to be a Featured Profile.
Sunday, August 21 2005
Think you've heard all you need to hear of the vintage hard rock from the decade that spawned it? Even if you have heard the Tremors compilation, chances are you haven't heard any of these obscure but necessary tracks. Happy hunting.
Saturday, December 31 1994
With the first-ever legit reissue of the legendary Aussie hard rockers' catalog at hand, PopMatters catches up with Buffalo's original guitarist, John Baxter.
Thursday, November 4 2010
The victim of poor quality CD reissues for years, Robin Trower's seminal Chrysalis albums finally get the remaster they deserve -- displaying the guitar god in all his psychedelic, Hendrix-inspired glory.
Thursday, July 30 2009
With the public losing interest by the late '60s, Richard was in danger of artistic irrelevance -- a reality he faced head-on with a string of funk albums.
Tuesday, January 6 2009
Unavailable for 40 years, the legendary catalog of Michigan's A-Square Records has finally been reissued -- and lives up to its exalted reputation.
Wednesday, March 26 2008
As they rose from starving Sub Pop indie artists to major label beneficiaries, one couldn’t help but think that Tad could develop into a band every bit as strong as Nirvana.
Sunday, November 4 2007
A rare album from 1971 is reissued and still doesn't live up to the hype.