Wednesday, September 4 2013
Songwriter Bill Janovitz follows up his examination of Exile on Mainstreet with an expansive analysis of the legendary bad boys band.
Thursday, July 18 2013
There's much to cherish in the Stones' '80s oeuvre, maligned though it may be
Tuesday, May 1 2012
Copeland and Brooks infected my classroom with the ‘existential freedom’ that allows each person to stare into the darkness, yet somehow and someway, find the words, the voice, and the courage to sing a sweet song. That is, they gave us all the blues.
Sunday, September 11 2011
Mick Jagger is the devil; the avatar for the swaggering, fatally self-assured hedonist who will piss anywhere with a cocky smirk written all over his face that only confirms there is nothing you can do to stop him.
Monday, April 11 2011
“Little Baby”, penned by Willie Dixon, is a well-crafted, catchy pop tune with clever lyrics, and Howlin’ Wolf sounds like he’s having a great time with it. You’d never guess that his partnership with its writer was so fraught with anger and resentment.
Monday, March 14 2011
Whether known as "The Red Rooster" or "Little Red Rooster", this Willie Dixon song has attained classic status in the blues repertoire. And no one does it better than Howlin' Wolf.
Tuesday, August 10 2010
By exiling themselves to small-town America's "Main Street", the Rolling Stones began serving up a rich, steamy gumbo of sounds they certainly didn't invent, but undeniably put their stamp upon.
Tuesday, August 3 2010
Is there anything left to discover about the World's Greatest Rock 'n Roll Band?
Thursday, August 28 2008
As Frank’s films reveal, a lack of access to avant-garde cinema is a collective denial of a vital part of our selves.
Sunday, August 10 2008
Rarely do movies change my mind about anything, rarer still about rock 'n' roll, but Shine A Light did just that.