Sunday, January 11 2009
In this excerpt from PopMatters' new book Rebels Wit Attitude, Iain Ellis discusses how Nirvana were a rocking perfect storm of punk’s attitude, metal’s riffs, and pop hooks.
Sunday, December 14 2008
In this excerpt of PopMatters' new book Rebels Wit Attitude, Ellis discusses how Beastie Boys were not afraid to play the enemy within, often mocking the macho strutting of harder rappers.
Sunday, December 7 2008
In this excerpt from PopMatters' new book Rebels Wit Attitude, Ellis looks at the Talking Heads' art school intellectualism, pop melodies, funk rhythms, and the abstract humor that made them outsiders.
Saturday, September 13 2008
Second in an ongoing series of PopMatters' books, "Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists", by Iain Ellis, spotlights some seriously funny people in pop music.