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Friday, October 24 2014

Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones

Brian Jones was the golden boy of the Rolling Stones—the visionary who gave the band its name and its sound. Yet he was a haunted man, and much of his brief time with the band was volatile and tragic.


Wednesday, October 1 2014

‘Ain’t it Time We Said Goodbye’ Is a Reader’s Digest-like Condensation of the Rolling Stones Story

Veteran Stones scribe Robert Greenfield captures a band, and its key relationship, in turmoil and on the cusp of change.


Monday, August 25 2014

Songs of the Summers: The ‘60s

As it turns out, America's infatuation with sometimes kooky summer tunes is an old one.


Friday, April 19 2013

Counterbalance No. 125: The Rolling Stones’ ‘Aftermath’

"Albums just aren't the same today", I hear every mother say. Mother needs something today to calm her down. The 125th most acclaimed album of all time ought to do it. What a drag it is getting old.


Tuesday, November 1 2011

One Night Only: The Rolling Stones ‘Some Girls’ Live in Texas ‘78

In 1978 the rise of punk and popularity of disco were about to kick the Rolling Stones out of poignancy. But then Some Girls flew to the top of the American charts, and the Stones short US tour is widely hailed as one of their most musically impressive.


Tuesday, September 13 2011

The Undiluted Promise of Comics as Vanguard for 21st Century Media

Sometimes, rarely, a work is so good (so well-conceived, so well-executed) that it simply breaks our traditional expectations of comics literature. And this breaking allows us to glimpse the true, rare promise of what the industry can achieve. Davids Lapham and Aja's Wolverine: Debt of Death is this work.


Sunday, September 11 2011

We Piss Anywhere: ‘Sympathy for Mick Jagger’

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.


Friday, September 9 2011

Counterbalance: Year One

In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.


Tuesday, August 9 2011

In Defense of Good Sax

I could list several dozen songs that would be greatly lessened, if not unthinkable, without their saxophonic embellishment; so could you. In the interest of time and clarity, let's take three and call it a day.


Monday, August 1 2011

10 Albums That Supposedly Suck (But Don’t)

Some of these are hopefully no-brainers, others may be head-scratchers. All of them are albums that deserve a fresh appraisal.


Christopher Hitchens’ Taste in Music (Sound Affects) [27.Jan.11]
My Top 10 Rolling Stones Albums (Sound Affects) [3.Nov.10]
Celebrating 70 Years of John Lennon (Mixed Media) [7.Oct.10]
The Continuing Legacy of Buddy Holly (Mixed Media) [28.Sep.10]
The Lost Art of the Non-Album Single (Sound Affects) [23.Sep.10]
See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me…Sell Me (Sound Affects) [23.May.09]
All Stones Unturned (Features) [7.Feb.07]
The Rolling Stones (Reviews) [22.Feb.06]
The Rolling Stones: Live Licks (Reviews) [16.Mar.05]
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