Articles tagged rock 'n' roll

The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1920-1963

A new sound was cropping up in Detroit in the late '50s, a sound quite unlike anything heard before.

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‘Harmonies From Heaven’ Gives a Breakneck View of the Everly Brothers

A little too fast at times for the viewer to fully absorb, this BBC4 doc nevertheless reminds us of the power the Everlys wielded in their heyday.

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4 Nov 2016 // 1:30 AM

No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page

In this excerpt of Martin Power's biography, Jimmy Page learns guitar, thanks to the skiffle, and makes his first television appearance as a young teen.

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“Galveston Bay” and Bruce Springsteen’s Search for the Promised Land

In a year when banning an entire culture from entry into the US is a key election point, the inclusiveness and humanism of Springsteen's "Galveston Bay" has never been more essential.

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The Unfathomable Confessions of Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen's autobiography, Born to Run, is on a mission to deliver us into the paradox of holy terror.

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Lowering the Boom: An Interview with Boz Boorer

Although an acclaimed collaborator of Morrissey's and Adam Ant's, Boz Boorer still has a focused solo career, and speaks to PopMatters about Age of Boom, his latest salvo.

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Racializing Rock: The ‘60s and the White Sounds of ‘Pet Sounds’

Pet Sounds is not a racist text, but its impact was racist because it further encoded rock as a white genre, perpetuating the institutionalized prejudice that relegated African Americans to the margins of rock.

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The Complicated Story of Race and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the ‘60s

In Just Around Midnight, Jack Hamilton explains what happened over the course of the '60s that turned rock 'n' roll white.

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Little Richard: Mono Box - The Complete Specialty and Vee-Jay Albums

Little Richard wasn’t just making music for the baby boomer generation; he was making music for the new millennium.

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Waco Brothers: Going Down in History

The omnipresent and perhaps omnipotent Waco Brothers give us a much needed boost of energy that marries the old with the new. That's predictable. What they do with it ain't.

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‘Season of the Witch’: Pick Up Every Stitch

Peter Bebergal writes about the “satanic panic” which rose alongside rock 'n' roll, a parallel universe of paranoia and biblical absurdity.

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Rock Pioneer Lloyd Price Has a Couple of Stories to Tell

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and rock pioneer Lloyd Price’s life has been much more interesting than yours or mine, from writing hits with Fats Domino to playing an influential role in the Rumble in the Jungle. Yet Price still has many more yarns to spin even now.

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Stacking the Rolling Stones’ Best Shows

The From the Vault series adds infinite layers of the Rolling Stones' performances for diehard and casual fans alike.

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Various Artists: Sam Phillips, The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll

Not a greatest hits collection, nor organized chronologically or thematically, these are idiosyncratic favorites.

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Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities and Pop Music, 1958-1980

As one of the first of the French punk groups, Stinky Toys grappled with authenticity, illustrating the pitfalls that French musicians experienced while navigating their place in the genre.

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Toto’s Steve Lukather Has Something to Prove

The veteran rock group’s guitarist talks about Toto XIV and the band's summer tour with Yes.

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The Isley Brothers: The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters (1959-1983)

This boxed set reveals the full scope of the Ohio-born group's genius across 23 discs and hours of pure joy.

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‘Bake in Black’ Is a Place Where Cupcakes Rock

Rock music and baked goods have always been mutually exclusive. Until now.

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Allen Klein, Manager of Rock Bands, Emerges From the Shadows

“It wasn’t the [record] companies that were irreplaceable; it was the people who made the records.”

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17 Jul 2015 // 1:15 AM

Ike Reilly: Born on Fire

In his 2015 offering, rock 'n' roll troubadour Ike Reilly defines the genre, and then some.

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Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

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"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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