It’s only fitting then that “Never Said”, the lead single from Exile in Guyville and the track ostensibly chosen to introduce Liz Phair to the world, would be a song where she repeatedly, defensively, and sometimes unconvincingly swears that she “never said nothing”.
You told me to leave you alone. My father said come on home. My doctor said take it easy. But the pull of the 130th most acclaimed album of all-time is much too strong. A 1968 soul classic is this week's Counterbalance.
Some fans may prefer the slow-baked emotional trouncing of the band's early years, while others may prefer the fuzz and buzz of its rockier mid-era riots. Either way, Cathedral was a hugely influential band then, and will remain so long into the future. Here are five formidable (and ear-splitting) reasons to mourn Cathedral's passing.
From knocking indie music scene bad boys, to riffing on the tales of Salome and John the Baptist, to re-appropriating the most taboo of anatomical vulgarities, “Dance of the Seven Veils” is a testament to the cunning complexities of Liz Phair’s composer mind.
The 129th most acclaimed album of all time comes to you on a summer breeze, keeps you warm in your love, and then softly leaves. Call it the night fever, but the Bee Gees et al are the subject of this week's Counterbalance.
Minimalist, Mohawked Orange County Rocker Davis Fetter delivers a well-produced, powerful and pleading new single, equal parts crooning and driving rock.
On Boogie Down Productions' "My Philosophy", rapper KRS-One was as lyrically poignant as he's ever been, delivering rhymes that are just as relevant today as they back in 1988.
This week's installment of Between the Grooves' journey to Guyville takes a deeper look at the brilliant sequencing of "Help Me Mary" and "Glory", the former's uncommon, spite-work prayer segueing masterfully into the spiritual and sexual awakening of the latter.
Venture my way into the dark where we can sweat. One takes the 128th most acclaimed album by the hand. Animal Collective’s indie rock sensation is the focus of this week’s Counterbalance.
“The Weather” is the dreamy and evocative final track on Built to Spill's 2001 release Ancient Melodies of the Future, and it's a song that's certainly no "dud".