Monday, March 19 2001
In hindsight, it’s easy to assume the albums Miles Davis made with John Coltrane and the rest of his fabled first quintet between 1955 and 1961
Its Gallic flavor notwithstanding, 'The Facts of Life' serves up a wonderful slice of traditional English miserablism. Like Pulp and Blur, Black Box Recorder has mastered a pop culture aesthetic inextricably linked to the post-war decline, one that turns complaining about how dreadful everything is into a supremely ironic, comic art form.
Tim Buckley died of a heroin overdose in 1975 at age 28. During his lifetime he recorded nine studio albums. He was a uniquely gifted singer whose
The musical atrocities being committed these days in the name of punk rock are astounding. A quarter-century ago a handful of intrepid artists did their
Until the dawn of punk, those of us who grew up in Bristol in the 1970s had little to be happy about on the rock
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Friday, March 16 2001
I am slipping into nothingness. A strange nothingness this is though: a nothingness with substance.
Tuesday, March 13 2001
Well, here’s yet another band that sounds like they’re ready to have some hits. Will anyone listen? Let’s hope so. For True
Monday, March 12 2001
This latest compilation from Joel Dorn and Label M is a collection of organ jazz mostly from the early 1960s. It is not, to my
Every generation winds up rediscovering themselves through pop culture nostalgia crazes. However, I still cannot fathom the interest in the 1980s that causes such quickie
Odd decade, the eighties. Reagan, Thatcher, early MTV, the cretinization of Hollywood, greed is good etc.—a sorry list. As far as music goes, many
Ethereal, delicate, shimmering, beautiful, mysterious, poetic, majestic, powerful, sublime. These are all words that have been used to describe the ocean, and they’re all
It’s hard to know how to feel about Our Lady Peace. They have they appearance of a rock band who believes themselves to be
These days it seems that most of the bands influenced by the early ‘90s “shoegazer” scene or interested in making similarly dreamlike music work in
Perhaps it’s a side effect of our fast-paced, modern culture. Perhaps it’s the result of record companies always trying to hop on the
This is the introspective face of High Modern jazz that has the die-hard fans slavering. Furthermore, on the strength of this release, at the end
Hesher, aka Chip Love, is being touted as “the next Beck”, which is probably our generation’s answer to the crippling “next Dylan” tag of
Tenor duels were a big attraction in the Kansas City Swing era. Sax men lined up in the wings waiting to do battle with whoever
Frolic’s To Dream, Perchance to Sleep is undoubtedly beautiful, with Kelly O’Brien’s misty voice and the barely there arrangements. It’s haunted
By becoming an ordained Baptist minister in 1937, Reverend Gary Davis avoided being labeled another “Blind…” somebody. Blues has a long list of these: Blind Boy