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Wednesday, July 2 2014

Shocking the Casbah: The Maghrebi-Noir of Rachid Taha

A furious mix of hip-hop beats, Arabic primal screams and punk-rock guitars, Taha brilliantly battles against the ideologies of both Western and Arab traditions.


Monday, April 22 2013

In Defense Of ... The Rock Drummer

Bobby Gillespie once said it best: You can't have a good band if you don't have a good drummer. As rock music has proved over the years, that adage is far more true than one might think.


Sunday, November 13 2011

‘The Ballad of Mott The Hoople’ Is for Those Who Love Mott the Hoople With All Their Might

There’s something missing from this story; there’s an insularity about the film that renders it just a notch or two above pure reminiscence.


Sunday, November 6 2011

The Battle to Stay Relevant

Watching your favorite band become irrelevant is like watching Michael Jordan unable to elevate high enough to dunk in his final year in the NBA.


Friday, October 28 2011

Counterbalance No. 56: ‘The Clash’

This week, Counterbalance moves the town to the Clash City Rockers, so if you need a little jump of electrical shockers, this punk debut is the 56th most acclaimed album of all time.


Monday, October 3 2011

Was Grunge the Last American Musical Revolution?

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind and Pearl Jam's Ten. In revisiting the grunge genre which altered the musical landscape two decades ago, the question arises: was this our last musical revolution?


Thursday, September 1 2011

20 Unsung Music Videos from the 1980s

PopMatters begins a new series examining at the widespread emergence of music video in the 1980s. From major artists like the Clash, David Bowie, and U2 to less famous brethren such as Haysi Fantayzee and Grandmaster Caz, these are the unsung videos from that decade that might have missed your attention the first time around.


Friday, November 12 2010

Counterbalance No. 9: The Clash’s ‘London Calling’

Counterbalance offers up the right profile of the Clash's London Calling—it's Number 9 on the Big List!


Thursday, September 2 2010

Heroes in the Age of None: The Clash Rock Out with “Tommy Gun”

Most of the Clash's music videos were no-frills performance clips. The reason was simple: the Clash owned the stage.


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The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium (Reviews) [9.Oct.08]
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Rachid Taha: Tékitoi (Reviews) [6.Apr.05]
The Clash: London Calling (Reviews) [9.Mar.04]
The Clash: The Essential Clash (Reviews) [21.Apr.03]
The Clash: From Here to Eternity (Reviews) [26.Oct.99]
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