Monday, May 28 2001
Bear in mind I speak as a serious, longtime fan of Joe Jackson, and one who still finds pleasure in the odd Haircut 100 single, when
Wolfie sounds like the band your little brother had when he was in high school. You’d sometimes hear them practicing down in the basement,
David Singer plays sometimes piano, sometimes guitar-based rock & roll, with vocals that are occasionally overdubbed to create effects impossible for singers to achieve naturally
Neu! 2 is one of those rare albums that challenges the very notion of music itself. It scrutinizes the concept of the album, the relationship between
It isn’t just the way that he sings, there’s so much more to My Morning Jacket’s sound. Yet trying to describe their
The Digital Empire’s plan to digitally-re-master-everything-in-the-universe reeks of hubris. Like some binary fairy dust will finally make those cruddy old 20th Century analog masters—
There is no denying the impact that Judas Priest have had upon heavy metal music. Priest—like their European contemporaries, Iron Maiden and the Scorpions—
It was with great nostalgia and a shadow of youthful exuberance that I loaded Screaming for Vengeance into the tray of my old and faithful
A long time ago, in a nightclub far far away, I met a man who introduced himself to me as John. He and his band
Mary Chapin Carpenter remains one of the most authoritative and genuine female singer songwriters around, precisely because she fits the current Nashville vogue for manufactured
Ah, The Anubian Lights. What are they and where have they come from? And why Hawkwind exactly? I don’t know. I refuse to answer.
In its discussion of Air, the Rough Guide to Rock quotes a (possibly apocryphal) 1992 headline from the French national newspaper Le Figaro lamenting “Thirty Years
Sunday, May 27 2001
Let me just be the first to say that I am officially floored by Tik N’ Tak. I haven’t been able to take this
Saturday, May 26 2001
All is well, Greyboy is back and dropping bombs. How does this sound—phat basslines, deep jazzy vibraphone, MCs in full flight and snippets of
This review is dedicated to the memory of Norris Turney. Not a name that causes much of a ripple even in the jazz world, but
I am always a little over-awed by ECM recordings. They sound as if they should be listened to in a large, loft apartment (with minimalist
Wednesday, May 23 2001
24 May 2001: Troubadour - Los Angeles.
24 May 2001: The Mercury Lounge - New York.
Tuesday, May 22 2001
23 May 2001: Village Underground - New York.
Although his main band is waning in popularity as the remaining indie guitar rock fans get too old to go to club shows, Mac McCaughan continues to develop as a musician and a songwriter.