Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

 
Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2009
Watchmen Soundtrack Album Cover

My Chemical Romance condenses Bob Dylan’s legendary 11-minute opus into a tidy three minutes of chugging neo-pop/punk with their cover of “Desolation Row”. 


It’s only fitting that MCR’s cover of the Dylan classic should be featured on the soundtrack for the heavily-hyped Watchmen film.  Laying the foundation for much of the now-iconic graphic novel’s action, Alan Moore referenced and quoted from “Desolation Row” in Watchmen‘s original prose.  As Watchmen becomes the latest in a string of comic-based properties to hit the big screen, My Chemical Romance’s cover is a logical link to the intertwining worlds of comics and music slapped onto the film’s soundtrack as lead singer Gerard Way has penned his own critically acclaimed comic, Umbrella Academy—heavily influenced by Moore’s work—since 2007.



Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2009
This song could save your soul!

It’s cold here in DC. There is dirty slush in the streets. We are facing uncertain economic times. Quick! Give me some jazz.


This song may not salvage your 401-k account, but it will salvage an important portion of your soul. In the end, what is more important?


It’s cold outside. But there is nothing wrong with being cool. Jazz music with French titles? Bring it.



Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2009

“You haven’t seen war until you’ve seen it through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino.”  Out August 21.



Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Our very own Evan Sawdey just got off the radio moments ago, sparring with Blender’s Joe Levy on WYNC’s Soundcheck in a smackdown session on U2’s No Line on the Horizon, which we gave a 6 yesterday. Check out the broadcast and U2’s appearance last night on Letterman playing “Breathe” off the new record.


U2
No Line on the Horizon smackdown on WNYC [streaming]



Tagged as: u2
Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2009

Tinted Windows is a power-pop supergroup made up of the odd-until-you-really-think-about-it crew of Taylor (the middle one) Hanson, Fountains of Wayne tunesmith Adam Schlesinger, former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos. Lead single “Kind of a Girl” is a brain-implantingly catchy pop treat, all crunchy guitars, glam-rock fuzz and an achingly melodic singalong chorus. They’ll be at SXSW on March 20, with their album dropping, via S-Curve, on April 21.


Tinted Windows
“Kind of a Girl” [stream]


Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.